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to take the place of
  • that edition of the dictionary that you have has been superseded by a more recent one

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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

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The first known use of supersede was in 1654

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“Supersede.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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