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Meaning of SUPERSEDE

Pronunciation:  `soopur'seed

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  take the place or move into the position of; "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"

SUPERSEDE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: replace, supervene upon, supplant
 See Also: come after, deputise, deputize, follow, oust, stand in, step in, substitute, succeed, usurp



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Su`per*sede"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Superseded}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Superseding}.] [L. supersedere, supersessum, to
sit above, be superior to, forbear, omit; super above +
sedere to sit: cf. F. supers['e]der. See {Sit}, and cf.
1. To come, or be placed, in the room of; to replace.

2. To displace, or set aside, and put another in place of;
   as, to supersede an officer.

3. To make void, inefficacious, or useless, by superior
   power, or by coming in the place of; to set aside; to
   render unnecessary; to suspend; to stay.

         Nothing is supposed that can supersede the known
         laws of natural motion.               --Bentley.

4. (Old Law) To omit; to forbear.