means ‘filled or well supplied’ either with food or with some other necessity, and denotes an abundance of the thing specified, which typically follows the preposition with:

• This on-off deal was also replete with procrastination and posturing —Times, 2006.

It should not be used as an alternative for complete, which shares this grammatical pattern:

• ☒ A two-storey retirement home, replete with pool, bar and stuccoed façade —Independent, 2006.

Attractive as these amenities doubtless are, we can safely assume that there is only one of each.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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