supplant

[ suh-plant, -plahnt ]
/ səˈplænt, -ˈplɑnt /

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

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English supplanten, from Latin supplantāre “to trip up, overthrow.” See sup-, plant

synonym study for supplant

1. See replace.

OTHER WORDS FROM supplant

sup·plan·ta·tion [suhp-luhn-tey-shuhn], /ˌsʌp lənˈteɪ ʃən/, nounsup·plant·er, nounun·sup·plant·ed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH supplant

supplant , supplicant, suppliant.
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British Dictionary definitions for supplant

supplant
/ (səˈplɑːnt) /

verb

(tr) to take the place of, often by trickery or forcehe easily supplanted his rival

Derived forms of supplant

supplantation (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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