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.
to trip up, overthrow. See
/ˌsʌp lənˈteɪ ʃən/
Can be confused
remove, succeed. See
) to take the place of, often by trickery or force:
he easily supplanted his rival
[C13: via Old French from Latin
to trip up, from
from below +
sole of the foot]
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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.
Bond traders and currency speculators have supposedly supplanted political leaders in determining macroeconomic policy.
When truck traffic largely supplanted train traffic, several decades ago, the trucks came roaring through too.
The painting created an experience so vivid, so visceral, that it supplanted the fading memories of the war itself.
Macaroni and cheese has supplanted credit-default swaps at the fulcrum of capitalism.
The humility that typified the past was supplanted by conspicuous consumption.
They have largely been supplanted by nickel-metal-hydride and lithium-ion batteries.