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sup·plant

supplant

 
 
pronunciation:
s plaent
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Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: supplants, supplanting, supplanted
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
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derivations: supplantation (n.), supplanter (n.)
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