Definition of Supplant

1. Verb. Take the place or move into the position of. "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"




Definition of Supplant

1. v. t. To trip up.

Definition of Supplant

1. Verb. (transitive) To take the place of; to replace, to supersede. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To uproot, to remove violently. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Supplant

1. to take the place of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Supplant

supper
supper-hour
supper-time
supper-times
supper club
supper hour
supper time
suppered
supperhour
suppering
supperless
suppers
suppertime
suppertimes
supping
supplant (current term)
supplantation
supplantations
supplanted
supplanter
supplanters
supplanting
supplants
supple
suppled
supplejack
supplejacks
supplely
supplement
supplementable

Literary usage of Supplant

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1. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"And so supplant us for ingratitude. ... frequently differ both from themselves and from one another about them; bee-use that which can plant, can supplant, ..."

2. Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Robertson Smith (1896)
"For Absalom tried to supplant his father by courting popularity, standing in the gate, conversing with every suitor, lamenting the difficulty which he would ..."

3. A Dictionary of the Bible, Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography edited by William Smith (1898)
"perhaps by the fear lest Bathsheba's child should supplant him in the succession, ... For Absalom tried to supplant his father by courting popularity, ..."

4. American Men of Science: A Biographical Directory by Jaques Cattell, Jaques Cattell Press (1921)
"... will in part supplant the descendants of native Americans. It is, however, the case that immigrants are likely to become assimilated to native Americans ..."

5. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"His way of combining the two principles is simply to supplant the one by the other. ... supplant ..."

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