supplant

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verb sup·plant \sə-ˈplant\

Definition of supplant

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to supersede (another) especially by force or treachery

  3. 2a (1) obsolete :  uproot (2) :  to eradicate and supply a substitute for efforts to supplant the vernacularb :  to take the place of and serve as a substitute for especially by reason of superior excellence or power

supplantation

play \(ˌ)sə-ˌplan-ˈtā-shən\ noun

supplanter

play \sə-ˈplan-tər\ noun

Examples of supplant in a Sentence

  1. old traditions that were fading away and being supplanted by modern ways

Origin and Etymology of supplant

Middle English, from Anglo-French supplanter, from Latin supplantare to trip up, cause to stumble, from sub- + planta sole of the foot — more at place

Synonym Discussion of supplant

replace, displace, supplant, supersede mean to put out of a usual or proper place or into the place of another. replace implies a filling of a place once occupied by something lost, destroyed, or no longer usable or adequate. replaced the broken window displace implies an ousting or dislodging. war had displaced thousands supplant implies either a dispossessing or usurping of another's place, possessions, or privileges or an uprooting of something and its replacement with something else. was abruptly supplanted in her affections by another supersede implies replacing a person or thing that has become superannuated, obsolete, or otherwise inferior. the new edition supersedes all previous ones

SUPPLANT Defined for English Language Learners

supplant

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verb

Definition of supplant for English Language Learners

  • : to take the place of (someone or something that is old or no longer used or accepted)


SUPPLANT Defined for Kids

supplant

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verb sup·plant \sə-ˈplant\

Definition of supplant for Students

supplanted

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supplanting

  1. :  to take the place of another



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