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Synonyms for supplant
səˈplænt, -ˈplɑntsup·plant

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  1. supplantverb

    To take the place of; to replace, to supersede.

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    replace, supersede, take over, oust, dethrone

  2. supplantverb

    To uproot, to remove violently.

    wrench, uproot

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. supplant

    Abolish, to do away with, bring absolutely to an end, especially as something hostile, hindering, or harmful, was formerly used of persons and material objects, a usage now obsolete except in poetry or highly figurative speech. Abolish is now used of institutions, customs, and conditions, especially those wide-spread and long existing; as, to abolish slavery, ignorance, intemperance, poverty. A building that is burned to the ground is said to be destroyed by fire. Annihilate, as a philosophical term, signifies to put absolutely out of existence. As far as our knowledge goes, matter is never annihilated, but only changes its form. Some believe that the wicked will be annihilated. Abolish is not said of laws. There we use repeal, abrogate, nullify, etc.: repeal by the enacting body, nullify by revolutionary proceedings; a later statute abrogates, without formally repealing, any earlier law with which it conflicts. An appellate court may reverse or set aside the decision of an inferior court. Overthrow may be used in either a good or a bad sense; suppress is commonly in a good, subvert always in a bad sense; as, to subvert our liberties; to suppress a rebellion. The law prohibits what may never have existed; it abolishes an existing evil. We abate a nuisance, terminate a controversy. Compare CANCEL; DEMOLISH; EXTERMINATE.

    abate, abolish, abrogate, annihilate, annul, destroy, end, end, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, nullify, obliterate, overthrow, prohibit, remove, repeal, reverse, revoke, set aside, stamp out, subvert, suppress, terminate

    authorize, cherish, confirm, continue, enact, establish, institute, introduce, legalize, promote, reinstate, renew, repair, restore, revive, set up, support, sustain

Princeton's WordNet

  1. supplant, replace, supersede, supervene upon, supercedeverb

    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, supersede, interchange, substitute

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. supplantverb

    undermine, overthrow

  2. supplantverb

    displace (by stratagem), replace, remove, supersede

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. supplantverb

    remove, displace, supersede

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "supplant":

    impersonate, out-compete, replace, displace, supersede, override, outdo

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  1. Shawn Robbins:

    The voter base of the Academy is progressing from one generation to the next. New voices always supplant current and previous ones, we saw' Black Panther' receive a Best Picture nomination just three years ago, and it's a fair guess to say something like' The Dark Knight' would be nominated if it were released today, given the changing dynamics and tastes of voters.

  2. Philip Davidson:

    I'm worried that they're accelerating their ambitions... to supplant the United States and our leadership role in the rules-based international order, which United States've long said that United States want to do that by 2050. I'm worried about them moving that target closer.

  3. John Ratcliffe:

    I spent much of the last year saying China was our greatest national security threat by far, militarily, economically, technologically, that China – and China alone – is attempting to supplant the United States, but I, as you recall, received a lot of pushback on that because it wasn’t the political narrative the Left wanted.

  4. Jim Pasco:

    Police aren't there to supplant the traditional and appropriate role of teachers.

  5. Charles Baudelaire:

    If photography is allowed to stand in for art in some of its functions it will soon supplant or corrupt it completely thanks to the natural support it will find in the stupidity of the multitude. It must return to its real task, which is to be the servant of the sciences and the arts, but the very humble servant, like printing and shorthand which have neither created nor supplanted literature.

Translations for supplant

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  • ersetzen, verdrängenGerman
  • derribar, destronar, derrocar, suplantarSpanish
  • korvataFinnish
  • déposer, dézinguer, renverser, éradiquer, détrôner, supplanterFrench
  • rovesciare, detronizzareItalian
  • suplantar, substituirPortuguese
  • выживать, вытеснять, искоренитьRussian
  • ersätta, avlösa, tränga undanSwedish
  • 取代Chinese

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