What does supplant mean?

Definitions for supplant
səˈplænt, -ˈplɑntsup·plant

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    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"

GCIDE

  1. Supplantverb

    To remove (a thing) and replace it with something else.

    Etymology: [F. supplanter, L. supplantare to trip up one's heels, to throw down; sub under + planta the sole of the foot, also, a sucker, slip, sprout. Cf. Plant, n.]

Wiktionary

  1. supplantverb

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

    Will online dictionaries ever supplant paper dictionaries?

    Etymology: From supplanter, from supplanto, from sub + planta.

  2. supplantverb

    To uproot, to remove violently.

    Etymology: From supplanter, from supplanto, from sub + planta.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supplantnoun

    to trip up

    Etymology: [F. supplanter, L. supplantare to trip up one's heels, to throw down; sub under + planta the sole of the foot, also, a sucker, slip, sprout. Cf. Plant, n.]

  2. Supplantnoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. supplanter, L. supplantare to trip up one's heels, to throw down; sub under + planta the sole of the foot, also, a sucker, slip, sprout. Cf. Plant, n.]

  3. Supplantnoun

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

    Etymology: [F. supplanter, L. supplantare to trip up one's heels, to throw down; sub under + planta the sole of the foot, also, a sucker, slip, sprout. Cf. Plant, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Supplant

    sup-plant′, v.t. to displace by stratagem: to take the place of: to undermine.—ns. Supplantā′tion; Supplant′er. [L. supplantāre, to trip up one's heels—sub, under, planta, the sole of the foot.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of supplant in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of supplant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of supplant in a Sentence

  1. Philip Davidson:

    I worry that United States’re [ China ] accelerating United States ambitions to supplant the United States and our leadership role in the rules-based international order... by 2050.

  2. Jim Pasco:

    Police aren't there to supplant the traditional and appropriate role of teachers.

  3. John Ratcliffe:

    I spent much of the last year saying China was our greatest national security threat by far, militarily, economically, technologically, that China – and China alone – is attempting to supplant the United States, but I, as you recall, received a lot of pushback on that because it wasn’t the political narrative the Left wanted.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    They are basically conducting an all-out assault to steal what we've already developed and use it as the baseline for their development so they can supplant us as the leader in the most important technologies of the 21st century.

  5. Shawn Robbins:

    The voter base of the Academy is progressing from one generation to the next. New voices always supplant current and previous ones, we saw' Black Panther' receive a Best Picture nomination just three years ago, and it's a fair guess to say something like' The Dark Knight' would be nominated if it were released today, given the changing dynamics and tastes of voters.

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Translations for supplant

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  • ersetzen, verdrängenGerman
  • derribar, destronar, derrocar, suplantarSpanish
  • korvataFinnish
  • déposer, dézinguer, renverser, éradiquer, détrôner, supplanterFrench
  • rovesciare, detronizzareItalian
  • suplantar, substituirPortuguese
  • выживать, вытеснять, искоренитьRussian
  • ersätta, avlösa, tränga undanSwedish
  • 取代Chinese

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