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Definition of supplant verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    supplant somebody/something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they supplant
    he / she / it supplants
    past simple supplanted
    -ing form supplanting
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  1. 1to take the place of someone or something (especially someone or something older or less modern) synonym replace
  2. 2 Their work has been largely supplanted by the use of a computer program that fulfills the same function.
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