supplanting


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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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But you were so much better than I, so necessary to me in every boyish hope and disappointment, that to have you to confide in, and rely upon in everything, became a second nature, supplanting for the time the first and greater one of loving you as I do
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.
As long as Lucy thought that his own smart friends were supplanting the Miss Alans, she had not minded.
Eskom is responsible for the supplanting the existing diesel feed stock with indigenous natural gas, the gas turbine conversion project, and the procurement process is important for a formal gas sales agreement to be entered into.
Historian from the Robert Stephenson Trust, Vicky Haworth, insists the campaign is not aimed at supplanting the traditional day, but to highlight the achievement of Stephenson himself.
A baseline figure to prevent supplanting is a reasonable expectation of voters if a supermajority (two-thirds) is required for passage,'' Cooley wrote.
Steil advocates what other one-worlders have previously proposed: supplanting national currencies with three world currencies--the dollar, the euro, and an Asian currency.
Altman, the building was one of the fast large retail establishments in the area, supplanting a group of Gothic Revival row houses near the Church of the Holy Communion.
Supplanting can occur in several ways, most commonly when the agency uses grant funds in place of previously appropriated funds.
Townsend says he does not see any markets for wood supplanting these two leading markets, one of which is regional and the other seasonal.