V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: to take the place of something or someone
Synonyms: displace, replace, remove, supersede, usurp, substitute, unseat
Antonyms: add, include
Tips: Supplant is derived from Old French supplanter, which means "to overthrow." Picture overthrowing or removing something, especially in an underhanded way. Supplant is a more sophisticated way of saying "replace," but denotes replacing a person or thing with someone or something better or forcing the replacement subversively.
She will supplant him as the new Vice President. (replace, unseat)
He is worried that the coach will supplant him if he gets another injury. (replace, displace, remove)
Touch-tone phones supplanted rotary ones a long time ago. (replaced)
I feared that our family dog would feel supplanted when we got a new puppy, but luckily, they took to each other right away. (replaced, substituted)
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