# Multiple replacements with single value/symbol

I have a list $\{x,y,z,w,p\}$ and I want to replace $x,y,w$ by $q$. This works

{x,y,z,w,p}/.{x->q, y->q, p->q}


But is there a way to do this concisely? I tried the following, but doesn't work

{x,y,z,w,p}/.{(x || y || p) ->q}


Thanks in advance for any help.

• closely related: 88301, 84757 – Kuba Nov 25 '16 at 7:50
• @Kuba Thank you. – Deep Nov 25 '16 at 7:52

{x, y, z, w, p} /. Alternatives[x, y, p] -> q (* or *)