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SUPPLANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does supplant mean? 

SUPPLANT (verb)
  The verb SUPPLANT has 1 sense:

1. take the place or move into the position of

  Familiarity information: SUPPLANT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUPPLANT (verb)


Sense 1supplant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take the place or move into the position of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

supercede; supersede; supervene upon; supplant; replace

Context examples:

Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left / the computer has supplanted the slide rule / Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

Hypernyms (to "supplant" is one way to...):

come after; follow; succeed (be the successor (of))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "supplant"):

deputise; deputize; step in; substitute (act as a substitute)

displace; preempt (take the place of or have precedence over)

usurp (take the place of)

oust (remove and replace)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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