[ suh-plant, -plahnt ]
/ səˈplænt, -ˈplɑnt /
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verb (used with object)
to take the place of (another), as through force, scheming, strategy, or the like.
to replace (one thing) by something else.
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Origin of supplant
synonym study for supplant
1. See replace.
OTHER WORDS FROM supplantsup·plan·ta·tion [suhp-luhn-tey-shuhn], /ˌsʌp lənˈteɪ ʃən/, nounsup·plant·er, nounun·sup·plant·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for supplant
One of these illustrates the expiring episcopal jurisdiction over heresy and its supplantation by the Inquisition.A History of The Inquisition of Spain; vol. 2,|Henry Charles Lea
British Dictionary definitions for supplant
/ (səˈplɑːnt) /
(tr) to take the place of, often by trickery or forcehe easily supplanted his rival
Derived forms of supplantsupplantation (ˌsʌplɑːnˈteɪʃən), nounsupplanter, noun
Word Origin for supplant
C13: via Old French from Latin supplantāre to trip up, from sub- from below + planta sole of the foot
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