Laravel how to replace a words in string

I am trying to change words in string, I know laravel Str::replace() function but it converts if you write exact word. This is what i want to do :

$string = ” this is @username and this is @username2

I want to find usernames which starts with “@” and make them like below, i want to add <strong> html tag them :

$newstring = ” this is <strong>@username</strong> and this is <strong>@username2</strong>

I couldnt find the way to change dynamic value on str replace.



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Method 1

Use preg_replace

$string = 'this is @username and this is @username2';

$newString = preg_replace('/(@w+)/', '<strong>$1</strong>', $string);


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