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Synonyms for supersede
ˌsu pərˈsid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. supplant, replace, supersede, supervene upon, supercede(verb)

    take the place or move into the position of

    "Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left"; "the computer has supplanted the slide rule"; "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"

    supervene upon, replace, supercede, exchange, put back, supplant, interchange, substitute


  1. supersede(verb)

    Take the place of.

    No one could supersede his sister.

    replace, supplant, usurp

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. supersede

    To subvert is to overthrow from or as from the very foundation; utterly destroy; bring to ruin. The word is now generally figurative, as of moral or political ruin. To supersede implies the putting of something that is wisely or unwisely preferred in the place of that which is removed; to subvert does not imply substitution. To supplant is more often personal, signifying to take the place of another, usually by underhanded means; one is superseded by authority, supplanted by a rival. Compare ABOLISH.

    destroy, extinguish, overthrow, overturn, ruin, subvert, supplant, suppress

    conserve, keep, perpetuate, preserve, sustain, uphold

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. supersede

    remove, displace, obviate, oust, recal, neutralize, overrule, suspend, supplant

    confirm, perpetuate, continue, introduce, supply

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. supersede(v. a.)

    suspend, annul, overrule, set aside, make void

  2. supersede(v. a.)

    displace, replace, supplant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. supersede(v)

    replace, displace, supplant

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    replace, outweigh, supplant, override, substitute

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How to use supersede in a sentence?

  1. John C. Calhoun:

    To maintain the ascendancy of the Constitution over the lawmaking majority is the great and essential point on which the success of the [American] system must depend; unless that ascendancy can be preserved, the necessary consequence must be that the laws will supersede the Constitution; and, finally, the will of the Executive, by influence of its patronage, will supersede the laws ...

  2. Grant Wolf:

    YAF will continue to work to ensure that the new policy, which will supersede the previous policy language regarding coercion and harassment, reflects the terms of the agreement reached and effectively protects the freedom of expression.

  3. James Otis:

    There can be no prescription old enough to supersede the Law of Nature and the grant of God Almighty, who has given to all men a natural right to be free, and they have it ordinarily in their power to make themselves so, if they please.

  4. Link Starbureiy:

    Emotions supersede parables.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A woman who goes against a man for the protection of her selfishness can supersede to the wickedness of seven devils or ten demons.

Translations for supersede

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  • reemplaçar, substituirCatalan, Valencian
  • ersetzen, verdrängen, aufheben, ablösenGerman
  • suplantar, substituir, sobreseído, sustituirSpanish
  • korvataFinnish
  • supplanterFrench
  • helyettesít, érvénytelenít, kiszorítHungarian
  • avløseNorwegian
  • zastąpić, odłożyć, zamienić, unieważnićPolish
  • substituir, sobrepor, suplantarPortuguese
  • смещать, замещать, вытеснятьRussian
  • ersätta, tränga undan, avlysa, avskaffaSwedish
  • ayağını kaydırmak, yürürlükten kaldırmak, yerine geçmek, ilgâ etmekTurkish
  • 取而代之Chinese

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