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

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supplant (third-person singular simple present supplants, present participle supplanting, simple past and past participle supplanted)

  1. (transitive) To take the place of; to replace, to supersede.
    Synonyms: dethrone, oust, replace, supersede, take over from
    Will online dictionaries ever supplant paper dictionaries?
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To uproot, to remove violently.
    Synonyms: uproot, wrench out

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