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verb (used with object), su·per·ced·ed, su·per·ced·ing.
  1. supersede.
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Examples from the Web for supercedes

Historical Examples

  • Now the telegraph is in operation and supercedes the courier.

    Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life

    Thomas Wallace Knox

  • In cases like this an ornamental iron gate, hung on staples, supercedes the simple Colonial ones of former days.

    Garden Ornaments

    Mary H. Northend

Word Origin and History for supercedes



see supersede. Related: Superceded; superceding.

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