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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 from the web for supplanting
  • 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.
  • These are places where elective affinities are supplanting electoral politics.
  • Now technology is on the verge of supplanting the human soldier altogether-with consequences that can only be guessed.
  • Grantees are reminded to be sensitive to supplanting issues.
British Dictionary definitions for supplanting

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 supplanting

supplant

v.

c.1300, "to trip up, overthrow, defeat, dispossess," from Old French supplanter "to trip up, overthrow," from Latin supplantare "trip up, overthrow," from sub "under" + planta "sole of the foot" (see plant (n.)). Meaning "replace one thing with another" first recorded 1670s. Interesting sense evolution parallel in Hebrew akabh "he beguiled," from akebh "heel."

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