Supplant meaning

sə-plănt
To take the place of or substitute for (another).

Computers have largely supplanted typewriters.

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To supplant is defined as to take the place of, often in a sneaky way.

An example of to supplant is for someone to fill in for an absent worker.

An example of to supplant is for a person to trick someone else out of a job position and take it for himself.

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To usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics.

In the Bible, Jacob supplants his older brother Esau.

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To take the place of; supersede, esp. through force or plotting.
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To remove or uproot in order to replace with something else.
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To take the place of; to replace, to supersede.

Will online dictionaries ever supplant paper dictionaries?

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Origin of supplant

  • 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 plat- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French supplanter, from Latin supplantō (“trip up"), from sub (“under") + planta (“sole").

    From Wiktionary