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.

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.

Suspecting that the courtier had supplanted the friend. Bp. Fell.

3.

To overthrow, undermine, or force away, in order to get a substitute in place of.

You never will supplant the received ideas of God. Landor.

Syn. -- To remove; displace; overpower; undermine; overthrow; supersede.

 

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