supplant

[suh-plant, -plahnt]
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; 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.
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supplant (səˈplɑːnt)
 
vb
(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]
 
supplantation
 
n
 
sup'planter
 
n

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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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Example sentences
Let's make one mistake and then attempt to reverse the bad idea by supplanting
  it with another bad idea.
In free societies, capable people have no barriers to entering markets and
  supplanting the incompetents.
In fact, the newfangled media that's currently supplanting the phone call might
  be the only thing that helps preserve it.
Government policies, therefore, should respect and support family and civil
  society instead of undermining or supplanting them.
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