AskDefine | Define supplant

Dictionary Definition

supplant v : 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" [syn: replace, supersede, supervene upon]

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  • (RP): , /səˈplɑːnt/, /s@"plA:nt/
  • (US): , /səˈplænt/, /s@"pl

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

act for, bounce, cast out, change places with, crowd out, cut out, dismiss, displace, double for, eject, exchange, expel, fill in for, force out, ghost, ghostwrite, oust, pinch-hit, relieve, remove, replace, represent, spell, spell off, stand in for, step, subrogate, substitute, substitute for, succeed, supersede, swap places with, turn out, understudy for, unseat, usurp
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