Supplant Sup*plant", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Supplanted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Supplanting}.] [F. supplanter, L. supplantare to trip up one's heels, to throw down; sub under + planta the sole of the foot, also, a sucker, slip, sprout. Cf. {Plant}, n.] 1. To trip up. [Obs.] ``Supplanted, down he fell.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To remove or displace by stratagem; to displace and take the place of; to supersede; as, a rival supplants another in the favor of a mistress or a prince. [1913 Webster]

Suspecting that the courtier had supplanted the friend. --Bp. Fell. [1913 Webster]

3. To overthrow, undermine, or force away, in order to get a substitute in place of. [1913 Webster]

You never will supplant the received ideas of God. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To remove; displace; overpower; undermine; overthrow; supersede. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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