Definitions for supplantsəˈplænt, -ˈplɑnt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to take the place of (another), as through force, scheming, or strategy.
to replace (one thing) by something else.
Origin of supplant:
1250–1300; ME < L supplantāre to trip up, overthrow. See sup -, plant
supplant, replace, supersede, supervene upon, supercede(verb)
take the place or move into the position of
"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"
To take the place of; to replace, to supersede.
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To uproot, to remove violently.
Origin: From supplanter, from supplanto, from sub + planta.
to trip up
to remove or displace by stratagem; to displace and take the place of; to supersede; as, a rival supplants another in the favor of a mistress or a prince
to overthrow, undermine, or force away, in order to get a substitute in place of