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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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British Dictionary definitions for unsupplanted

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 unsupplanted

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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