Definitions for supplantsəˈplænt, -ˈplɑnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sup•plantsəˈplænt, -ˈplɑnt(v.t.)

  1. to take the place of (another), as through force, scheming, or strategy.

  2. to replace (one thing) by something else.

Origin of supplant:

1250–1300; ME < L supplantāre to trip up, overthrow. See sup -, plant


Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"


  1. supplant(Verb)

    To take the place of; to replace, to supersede.

    Will online dictionaries ever supplant paper dictionaries?

  2. supplant(Verb)

    To uproot, to remove violently.

  3. Origin: From supplanter, from supplanto, from sub + planta.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supplant(noun)

    to trip up

  2. Supplant(noun)

    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

  3. Supplant(noun)

    to overthrow, undermine, or force away, in order to get a substitute in place of


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