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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

1. take the place or move into the position of;
- Example: "Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left"
- Example: "the computer has supplanted the slide rule"
- Example: "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"
[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, n.] 1. To trip up. [Obs.] "Supplanted, down he fell." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Suspecting that the courtier had supplanted the friend. --Bp. Fell. [1913 Webster] 3. To overthrow, undermine, or force away, in order to get a substitute in place of. [obsolescent] [1913 Webster] You never will supplant the received ideas of God. --Landor. [1913 Webster] 4. To remove (a thing) and replace it with something else. [PJC] Syn: To remove; displace; overpower; undermine; overthrow; supersede. [1913 Webster]
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




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