Definition of Supplant in English :

Define Supplant in English

Supplant meaning in English

Meaning of Supplant in English

Pronunciation of Supplant in English

Supplant pronunciation in English

Pronounce Supplant in English


see synonyms of supplant


1. replace, supercede, supersede, supervene upon, supplant

take the place or move into the position of

Example Sentences:
'Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left'
'the computer has supplanted the slide rule'
'Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of supplant
to take the place of, often by trickery or force
he easily supplanted his rival

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see synonyms of supplant
verb transitive
to take the place of; supersede, esp. through force or plotting
to remove or uproot in order to replace with something else

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see synonyms of supplant
tr.v. sup·plant·ed, sup·plant·ing, sup·plants
1. To take the place of or substitute for (another): Computers have largely supplanted typewriters. See Synonyms at replace.
2. To usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics: In the Bible, Jacob supplants his older brother Esau.

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