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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.]
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(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]
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1. to take the place of (another), as through force, scheming, or strategy.
2. to replace (one thing) by something else.
sup•plan•ta•tion (ˌsʌp lənˈteɪ ʃən) n.
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supplant- Literally means "trip up," from Latin supplantare, "trip up, overthrow."
See also related terms for trip.
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Past participle: supplanted
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|Verb||1.||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"
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verb replace, oust, displace, supersede, remove, take over, undermine, overthrow, unseat, take the place of He may be supplanted by a younger man.
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supplant[səˈplɑːnt] vt → supplanter
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supplant[səˈplɑːnt] vt → soppiantare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
vt. reemplazar, substituir.
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