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supplant

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of supplant

  1. to take the place of old traditions that were fading away and being supplanted by modern ways Synonyms of supplant cut out, displace, displant, relieve, substitute, supersede, replaceWords Related to supplant preempt, usurp

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


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