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supplant

Syllabification: sup·plant
Pronunciation: /səˈplant
 
/

Definition of supplant in English:

verb

[with object]
Supersede and replace: another discovery could supplant the original finding
More example sentences
  • Most recent anime - and Hollywood movies, for that matter - continually generates two complaints: Style supplants substance and genre replaces originality.
  • And he knows that the economic power of capitalism supplants the dictatorial power he envisions for himself.
  • I have also seen patternmaking techniques designed to fit the human body supplanted by techniques that maximize fabric usage and ease of production, giving us garments that fit no one properly.
Synonyms
replace, supersede, displace, take over from, substitute for, override
oust, usurp, overthrow, remove, topple, unseat, depose, dethrone;
succeed, come after
informal fill someone's shoes/boots

Origin

Middle English: from Old French supplanter or Latin supplantare 'trip up', from sub- 'from below' + planta 'sole'.

Derivatives

supplanter

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Her supplanter ruled well but was overthrown by another.
  • Ireland, Scotland, and Wales all provided bases for the defeated of 1066 to launch futile attacks on their supplanter which very rapidly fizzled out.

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