to take the place of (another), as through force, scheming, strategy, or the like.
to replace (one thing) by something else.
- sup·plan·ta·tion [suhp-luhn-tey-shuhn], /ˌsʌp lənˈteɪ ʃən/, noun
- sup·plant·er, noun
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How to use supplant in a sentence
It’s only been in the past 10 years that newer narratives — Gabby Douglas’s historic all-around gold at the 2012 London Games and Biles’s record-breaking run — have started to supplant the Cold War stories of the sport.Why It’s Not Surprising That Simone Biles Cheered For Angelina Melnikova | Dvora Meyers | July 30, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Even before tech firms are ready to ship the devices that will supplant the smartphone, they've begun breaking the phone into pieces.
When he became prime minister in 2018, he had largely supplanted Tigray’s main political party, the TPLF, as the country’s center of power.
They will likely supplant the now mostly-defunct HYDRA as the villainous presence in the future Captain America stories.What's Next in the MCU After The Falcon and the Winter Soldier | Eliana Dockterman | April 23, 2021 | Time
Assuming materials have been published with sufficient degrees of technical SEO, such a campaign could see success within just around six weeks, although it may be more typical to see negative items supplanted from page one after some months.Reputation attack sites have plummeted in Google, but can still harm | Chris Silver Smith | April 2, 2021 | Search Engine Land
And, of course, it recommends keeping screen time limited, so as not to supplant other, real-world play and exploration.Yes, Your Toddler Can Watch TV: The New Rules for Screen Time | Russell Saunders | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Achmon is a harbinger of the business entrepreneurs who became the other new elite to supplant the old kibbutz hegemony.Halevi's 'Like Dreamers' Is the Big Book On Israel We've Been Waiting For | Don Futterman | October 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The internet didn't just smash industries and supplant human jobs with our new server overlords.Dave Eggers, Arcade Fire and Other Hipsters Shun the Internet | James Poulos | September 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
State resources should maximize, and not supplant or suppress, their efforts.
Free votes can supplant villains with worse villains, corruption, and brutality with tyranny and enslavement of women.Leslie H. Gelb on Egypt, Syria: Take a Deep Breath, America | Leslie H. Gelb | June 18, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Don't think for an instant that any ambition on my part, Georgie, makes me wish to see Lucius supplant your children.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3) | Charles James Wills
The leaders mutually despise and detest one another, and universally endeavour to deceive and supplant each other.Devil-Worship in France | Arthur Edward Waite
Elder Brewster especially entreated for him, though this strange pulpit aspirant had hoped to supplant him.William Bradford of Plymouth | Albert Hale Plumb
She rapidly acquired sufficient influence to supplant her benefactress.
Of his own prowess, his power to supplant all rivals, he had no doubt.The Watchers of the Trails | Charles G. D. Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for supplant
(tr) to take the place of, often by trickery or force: he easily supplanted his rival
- supplantation (ˌsʌplɑːnˈteɪʃən), noun
- supplanter, noun
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