Definition of


  1. (verb, social) take the place or move into the position of
    the computer has supplanted the slide rule
    Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

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Synonyms of Supplant

replace, supercede, supersede, supervene upon

Alternate forms of Supplant

Derivations: supplanter, supplanting

Hyponyms: deputise, deputize, displace, oust, preempt, step in, substitute, usurp

Hypernyms: come after, follow, succeed

Origin of the word Supplant

  1. c.1300, "to trip up, overthrow, defeat, dispossess," from O.Fr. supplanter "to trip up, overthrow," from L. supplantare "trip up, overthrow," from sub "under" + planta "sole of the foot" (see plant (n.)). Meaning "replace one thing with another" first recorded 1671. Interesting sense evolution parallel in Heb. akabh "he beguiled," from akeb… more

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Words that sound like Supplant

saw palmetto, sheep plant, sibilant, splendid, splint, sublimate, sublimated, sublimed, sublimity, supplement, suppliant

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