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supersede

[ soo-per-seed ]
/ ˌsu pərˈsid /
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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or cause to be set aside as void, useless, or obsolete, usually in favor of something mentioned; make obsolete: They superseded the old statute with a new one.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.

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Origin of supersede

First recorded in 1485–95; from Latin supersedēre “to sit above or upon, forbear,” equivalent to super-super- + sedēre ”to sit”; see sit1
1. See replace.
su·per·sed·a·ble, adjectivesu·per·sed·er, nounun·su·per·sed·ed, adjectiveun·su·per·sed·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for supersede

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