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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supplanting - act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
replacement, replacing - the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another; "replacing the star will not be easy"
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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.
The one is the supplanting, or the opposing, of authority established; for nothing is more popular than that.
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