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supercede

Syllabification: su·per·cede

Definition of supercede in English:

verb

Variant spelling of supersede.

Usage

The standard spelling is supersede, not supercede. The word is derived from the Latin verb supersedere but has been influenced by the presence of other words in English spelled with -cede, such as intercede and accede. The spelling supercede is recorded as early as the 16th century, but is still regarded as incorrect.

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