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Definition of supplant verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

supplant

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈplɑːnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈplænt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they supplant
BrE BrE//ˈplɑːnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈplænt//
 
he / she / it supplants
BrE BrE//səˈplɑːnts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈplænts//
 
past simple supplanted
BrE BrE//səˈplɑːntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈplæntɪd//
 
past participle supplanted
BrE BrE//səˈplɑːntɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈplæntɪd//
 
-ing form supplanting
BrE BrE//səˈplɑːntɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈplæntɪŋ//
 
 
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supplant somebody/something (formal) to take the place of somebody/something (especially somebody/something older or less modern) synonym replace Their work has been largely supplanted by the use of a computer program that fulfils the same function. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French supplanter or Latin supplantare ‘trip up’, from sub- ‘from below’ + planta ‘sole’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: supplant