[suh-plant, -plahnt]
verb (used with object)
to take the place of (another), as through force, scheming, strategy, or the like.
to replace (one thing) by something else.

1250–1300; Middle English supplanten < Latin supplantāre to trip up, overthrow. See sup-, plant

supplantation [suhp-luhn-tey-shuhn] , noun
supplanter, noun
unsupplanted, adjective

supplant, supplicant, suppliant.

1. remove, succeed. See replace. Unabridged
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supplant (səˈplɑːnt)
(tr) to take the place of, often by trickery or force: he easily supplanted his rival
[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 & History

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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Example sentences
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.
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