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.
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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.
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Suspecting that the courtier had supplanted the friend.
Bp. Fell.
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3. To overthrow, undermine, or force away, in order to get a substitute in place of.
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You never will supplant the received ideas of God.
Landor.
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Syn. -- To remove; displace; overpower; undermine; overthrow; supersede.
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