[ soo-per-seed ]
/ 藢su p蓹r藞sid /
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verb (used with object), su路per路sed路ed, su路per路sed路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as void, useless, irrelevant, or obsolete, usually in consideration of something mentioned: The success of the vaccine superseded the necessity of a smallpox hospital, and the enterprise was abandoned almost as soon as conceived.
to succeed to the position, function, office, etc., of; supplant.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Origin of supersede

First recorded in 1485鈥95; from Latin supersed膿re 鈥渢o sit above or upon, forbear,鈥 equivalent to super- super- + sed膿re 鈥渢o sit鈥; see sit1

synonym study for supersede

1. See replace.


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British Dictionary definitions for supersede

/ (藢su藧p蓹藞si藧d) /

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 of supersede

Word Origin for supersede

C15: via Old French from Latin supersed膿re to sit above, from super- + sed膿re to sit
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