verb (used with object)
Origin of supplant
Related formssup·plan·ta·tion [suhp-luhn-tey-shuhn] /ˌsʌp lənˈteɪ ʃən/, nounsup·plant·er, nounun·sup·plant·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for supplanting
If selected, he would have to give up his seat in the House and any hope of supplanting John Boehner as speaker.Six Dark Horses Romney Could Pick for His Running Mate|Ben Jacobs|April 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
While earning millions, reality-TV stars are supplanting the role of movie stars in some ways.
Web sites are supplanting mosques, madrassas and cafes as the incubators of Islamist radicalism.
Not that Dodd, his closest friend in the Senate, is supplanting Kennedy.The Perilous Task of Passing Health Care Without Ted Kennedy|Adam Clymer|July 5, 2009|DAILY BEAST
The one is the supplanting, or the opposing, of authority established; for nothing is more popular than that.Essays|Francis Bacon
All means were held lawful, if one of them saw a chance of supplanting another.The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy|Jacob Burckhardt
Brusk seems to be supplanting brusque as risky is supplanting risqu.Society for Pure English, Tract 5|Society for Pure English
It is the modern, not supplanting or effacing, but standing by the old.Royal Edinburgh|Margaret Oliphant
He even, just at that moment, conceived the brilliant idea of supplanting Dick—running an opposition party, as it were.Ester Ried Yet Speaking|Isabella Alden