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supplant

[suh-plant, -plahnt] /səˈplænt, -ˈplɑnt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to take the place of (another), as through force, scheming, strategy, or the like.
2.
to replace (one thing) by something else.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English supplanten < Latin supplantāre to trip up, overthrow. See sup-, plant
Related forms
supplantation
[suhp-luh n-tey-shuh n] /ˌsʌp lənˈteɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
supplanter, noun
unsupplanted, adjective
Can be confused
supplant, supplicant, suppliant.
Synonyms
1. remove, succeed. See replace.
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Examples for supplanted
  • And because they require that people do them, they're not easily supplanted by computerised machines.
  • Later, the carriage trade was supplanted by the station wagon trade and the camps by motels.
  • Trucks supplanted trains for shipping goods cross-country.
  • Cable news organizations have supplanted the role of both the commercial networks and newspapers in the political process.
  • These early memories are soon supplanted by a litany of abuses.
  • Electronic ignition supplanted the old points and condenser that cars have had since the beginning of time.
  • They have largely supplanted their main rival, sigmoidoscopies.
  • It is a greener place, where wind and sun power have supplanted fossil fuels.
  • The influence movies once had on fashion has been supplanted by television shows, even blogs.
  • Oil has supplanted forestry as the mainstay of the economy, providing a major share of government revenues and exports.
British Dictionary definitions for supplanted

supplant

/səˈplɑːnt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to take the place of, often by trickery or force he easily supplanted his rival
Derived Forms
supplantation (ˌsʌplɑːnˈteɪʃən) noun
supplanter, noun
Word Origin
C13: via Old French from Latin supplantāre to trip up, from sub- from below + planta sole of the foot
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Word Origin and History for supplanted
supplant
c.1300, "to trip up, overthrow, defeat, dispossess," from O.Fr. supplanter "to trip up, overthrow," from L. supplantare "trip up, overthrow," from sub "under" + planta "sole of the foot" (see plant (n.)). Meaning "replace one thing with another" first recorded 1671. Interesting sense evolution parallel in Heb. akabh "he beguiled," from akebh "heel."
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