1. [syn: supplant, replace, supersede, supervene upon, supercede]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Supplant \Sup*plant"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Supplanted; p. pr.
& vb. n. Supplanting.] [F. supplanter, L. supplantare to
trip up one's heels, to throw down; sub under + planta the
sole of the foot, also, a sucker, slip, sprout. Cf. Plant,
1. To trip up. [Obs.] "Supplanted, down he fell." --Milton.
2. To displace and take the place of; to supersede; to remove
or displace by stratagem; as, a rival supplants another in
the favor of a mistress or a prince.
Suspecting that the courtier had supplanted the
friend. --Bp. Fell.
3. To overthrow, undermine, or force away, in order to get a
substitute in place of. [obsolescent]
You never will supplant the received ideas of God.
4. To remove (a thing) and replace it with something else.
Syn: To remove; displace; overpower; undermine; overthrow;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: take the place or move into the position of; "Smith
replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left"; "the computer
has supplanted the slide rule"; "Mary replaced Susan as the
team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"
[syn: supplant, replace, supersede, supervene upon,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
36 Moby Thesaurus words for "supplant":
act for, bounce, cast out, change places with, crowd out, cut out,
dismiss, displace, double for, eject, exchange, expel, fill in for,
force out, ghost, ghostwrite, oust, pinch-hit, relieve, remove,
replace, represent, spell, spell off, stand in for, step,
subrogate, substitute, substitute for, succeed, supersede,
swap places with, turn out, understudy for, unseat, usurp