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supplant

sup·plant

supplant

 
 
pronunciation:
s plaent
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: supplanted, supplanting, supplants
definition: to replace (someone or something) esp. by dishonest or forceful means.
The treacherous informer supplanted the king's honest advisors.
synonyms:
displace, replace, supersede
similar words:
depose, oust, relieve, succeed, unseat, unthrone
derivations: supplantation (n.), supplanter (n.)
Word Parts
The word supplant contains the following part:
sup- Latin prefix that means under, below
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The prefix sup- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of sub- used before roots that begin with "p," such as "port." See sub-