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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 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 ?
The wars of these two last-mentioned nations have in a great measure grown out of commercial considerations, -- the desire of supplanting and the fear of being supplanted, either in particular branches of traffic or in the general advantages of trade and navigation, and sometimes even the more culpable desire of sharing in the commerce of other nations without their consent.
By day, one could admire the variety of its edifices, all sculptured in stone or wood, and already presenting complete specimens of the different domestic architectures of the Middle Ages, running back from the fifteenth to the eleventh century, from the casement which had begun to dethrone the arch, to the Roman semicircle, which had been supplanted by the ogive, and which still occupies, below it, the first story of that ancient house de la Tour Roland, at the corner of the Place upon the Seine, on the side of the street with the Tannerie.
It is true that his nature was extremely conservative; that after a brief period of youthful free thinking he was fanatically loyal to the national Church and to the king (though theoretically he was a Jacobite, a supporter of the supplanted Stuarts as against the reigning House of Hanover); and that in conversation he was likely to roar down or scowl down all innovators and their defenders or silence them with such observations as, 'Sir, I perceive you are a vile Whig.
He was sitting at vespers on the Capitoline Hill in Rome, the center of ancient Roman greatness, and the barefooted Catholic friars were singing the service of the hour in the shabby church which has long since supplanted the Roman Capitol.
Instead of talking of Edward, they came gradually to talk only of Robert,--a subject on which he had always more to say than on any other, and in which she soon betrayed an interest even equal to his own; and in short, it became speedily evident to both, that he had entirely supplanted his brother.
A few scraggly, yellow-white locks had supplanted the thick, dark hair that had covered his head.
Chinese banks and insurers have supplanted their U.
THE arrival of a new colonel is the lynch-pin of the drama that follows in James Kennaway's story of a Scots battalion threatened with being torn apart by old rivalries, new loyalties and a wild card in the form of the commanding officer who has been supplanted.
She was drawn into violence, and even experienced love--all the while internalizing her male identity so thoroughly it effectively supplanted her natural gender.
His story spans the Great Depression, World War II, and a successful career during the twentieth century; he witnessed firsthand medicine's great transformations as pre-war technology became supplanted by post-war technology.
Supplanted in 1969 by new Peterbilts, it was put to work hauling chickens.
Traditionally, the basin has been used for pastoral farming, but more recently, as the alpine region has grown in popularity, large rural landholdings have been subdivided and sold and farm buildings supplanted by individual houses.