supersede

[ soo-per-seed ]
/ ˌsu pərˈsid /

verb (used with object), su·per·sed·ed, su·per·sed·ing.

to replace in power, authority, effectiveness, acceptance, use, etc., as by another person or thing.
to set aside or cause to be set aside as void, useless, or obsolete, usually in favor of something mentioned; make obsolete: They superseded the old statute with a new one.
to succeed to the position, function, office, etc., of; supplant.

Origin of supersede

1485–95; < Latin supersedēre to sit above or upon, forbear, equivalent to super- super- + sedēre to sit1

SYNONYMS FOR supersede

1 See replace.
2 void, overrule, annul, revoke, rescind.

Related forms

su·per·sed·a·ble, adjectivesu·per·sed·er, nounun·su·per·sed·ed, adjectiveun·su·per·sed·ing, adjective
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supersede

/ (ˌsuːpəˈsiːd) /

verb (tr)

to take the place of (something old-fashioned or less appropriate); supplant
to replace in function, office, etc; succeed
to discard or set aside or cause to be set aside as obsolete or inferior

Derived Forms

Word Origin for supersede

C15: via Old French from Latin supersedēre to sit above, from super- + sedēre to sit
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