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Meaning of SUPPLANT

Pronunciation:  su'plant

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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"
 

SUPPLANT is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sup*plant"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Supplanted}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Supplanting}.] [F. supplanter, L. supplantare to
trip up one's heels, to throw down; sub under + planta the
sole of the foot, also, a sucker, slip, sprout. Cf. {Plant},
n.]
1. To trip up. [Obs.] ``Supplanted, down he fell.'' --Milton.

2. To remove or displace by stratagem; to displace and take
   the place of; to supersede; as, a rival supplants another
   in the favor of a mistress or a prince.

         Suspecting that the courtier had supplanted the
         friend.                               --Bp. Fell.

3. To overthrow, undermine, or force away, in order to get a
   substitute in place of.

         You never will supplant the received ideas of God.
                                               --Landor.

Syn: To remove; displace; overpower; undermine; overthrow;
     supersede.



 

 

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