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sup·plant

 (sə-plănt′)
tr.v. sup·plant·ed, sup·plant·ing, sup·plants
1. To take the place of or substitute for (another): Computers have largely supplanted typewriters. See Synonyms at replace.
2. To usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics: In the Bible, Jacob supplants his older brother Esau.

[Middle English supplanten, to trip up, cause to stumble, from Old French supplanter, from Latin supplantāre, to trip up : sub-, sub- + planta, sole of the foot; see plat- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

supplant

(səˈplɑːnt)
vb
(tr) to take the place of, often by trickery or force: he easily supplanted his rival.
[C13: via Old French from Latin supplantāre to trip up, from sub- from below + planta sole of the foot]
supplantation n
supˈplanter n

sup•plant

(səˈplænt, -ˈplɑnt)

v.t.
1. to take the place of (another), as through force, scheming, or strategy.
2. to replace (one thing) by something else.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin supplantāre to trip up, overthrow. See sup-, plant]
sup•plan•ta•tion (ˌsʌp lənˈteɪ ʃən) n.
sup•plant′er, n.

supplant

- Literally means "trip up," from Latin supplantare, "trip up, overthrow."
See also related terms for trip.

supplant


Past participle: supplanted
Gerund: supplanting

Imperative
supplant
supplant
Present
I supplant
you supplant
he/she/it supplants
we supplant
you supplant
they supplant
Preterite
I supplanted
you supplanted
he/she/it supplanted
we supplanted
you supplanted
they supplanted
Present Continuous
I am supplanting
you are supplanting
he/she/it is supplanting
we are supplanting
you are supplanting
they are supplanting
Present Perfect
I have supplanted
you have supplanted
he/she/it has supplanted
we have supplanted
you have supplanted
they have supplanted
Past Continuous
I was supplanting
you were supplanting
he/she/it was supplanting
we were supplanting
you were supplanting
they were supplanting
Past Perfect
I had supplanted
you had supplanted
he/she/it had supplanted
we had supplanted
you had supplanted
they had supplanted
Future
I will supplant
you will supplant
he/she/it will supplant
we will supplant
you will supplant
they will supplant
Future Perfect
I will have supplanted
you will have supplanted
he/she/it will have supplanted
we will have supplanted
you will have supplanted
they will have supplanted
Future Continuous
I will be supplanting
you will be supplanting
he/she/it will be supplanting
we will be supplanting
you will be supplanting
they will be supplanting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been supplanting
you have been supplanting
he/she/it has been supplanting
we have been supplanting
you have been supplanting
they have been supplanting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been supplanting
you will have been supplanting
he/she/it will have been supplanting
we will have been supplanting
you will have been supplanting
they will have been supplanting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been supplanting
you had been supplanting
he/she/it had been supplanting
we had been supplanting
you had been supplanting
they had been supplanting
Conditional
I would supplant
you would supplant
he/she/it would supplant
we would supplant
you would supplant
they would supplant
Past Conditional
I would have supplanted
you would have supplanted
he/she/it would have supplanted
we would have supplanted
you would have supplanted
they would have supplanted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.supplant - 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"
replace - substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected); "He replaced the old razor blade"; "We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago"; "the insurance will replace the lost income"; "This antique vase can never be replaced"
put back, replace - put something back where it belongs; "replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it"; "please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them"
deputise, deputize, step in, substitute - act as a substitute; "She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold"
displace, preempt - take the place of or have precedence over; "live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour"; "discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor"
usurp - take the place of; "gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke"
oust - remove and replace; "The word processor has ousted the typewriter"
come after, succeed, follow - be the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"

supplant

verb replace, oust, displace, supersede, remove, take over, undermine, overthrow, unseat, take the place of He may be supplanted by a younger man.

supplant

verb
1. To take the place of (another) against the other's will:
2. To substitute for or fill the place of:
Translations

supplant

[səˈplɑːnt] VTsuplantar, reemplazar

supplant

[səˈplɑːnt] vtsupplanter

supplant

vtablösen, ersetzen; (forcibly) → verdrängen; (by ruse) rivalausstechen

supplant

[səˈplɑːnt] vtsoppiantare

supplant

vt. reemplazar, substituir.
References in classic literature ?
I congratulate you, sir," he said, "upon your very great invention, and I hope to see it supplant all forms of existing telegraphs, and that you will be successful in obtaining the wealth and honor which is your due.
The constant study of the rival bands is to forestall and outwit each other; to supplant each other in the good will and custom of the Indian tribes; to cross each other's plans; to mislead each other as to routes; in a word, next to his own advantage, the study of the Indian trader is the disadvantage of his competitor.
At the Sandwich Islands and at two or three of the Society group, there are now thriving colonies of these insects, who promise ere long to supplant altogether the aboriginal sand-flies.
The instant that Remarkable Pettibone had executed her portion of the labor in illuminating, she returned to a position near Elizabeth, with the apparent motive of receiving the clothes that the other threw aside, but in reality to examine, with an air of curiosity—not unmixed with jealousy—the appearance of the lady who was to supplant her in the administration of their domestic economy.
He came and told you what your mother was up to--that she wanted him to supplant me; not being a commercial person.
There was, he realized with a shock, much that he was missing, things he was letting work supplant.
It would be very sorely strained if there was another woman likely to supplant her with him.
They did not supplant the pastorals of Pope in my affections, and they were never the grand passion with me that Pope's poems had been.
In the case of varieties of the same species, the struggle will generally be almost equally severe, and we sometimes see the contest soon decided: for instance, if several varieties of wheat be sown together, and the mixed seed be resown, some of the varieties which best suit the soil or climate, or are naturally the most fertile, will beat the others and so yield more seed, and will consequently in a few years quite supplant the other varieties.
Danes' had been, and they were too few in number to wish to supplant the conquered people; but they imposed themselves, both politically and socially, as stern and absolute masters.
But though this victorious deity easily expelled his avowed enemies from the heart of Jones, he found it more difficult to supplant the garrison which he himself had placed there.
I don't want to supplant you in Miss Crawley's good graces.