V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. take the place of; 2. to succeed somebody in a particular role

Synonyms: supplant, displace, replace, overrule


Tips: In business, a modern idea can supersede a dated one. Also, an employee can supersede a former by taking over a position.

Usage Examples:

The new contract supersedes all previous agreements. (supplants, replaces)

After the extortion scandal, the CEO was superseded and a new board elected. (replaced)

Your managerís requests supersede those of your associateís. (overrule)

If you hear conflicting requests from the board and executive management, remember that the boardís authority supersedes that of the management. (overrules)

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