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 for supplanting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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,
     1. To trip up. [Obs.] "Supplanted, down he fell." --Milton.
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     2. To displace and take the place of; to supersede; to remove
        or displace by stratagem; 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. [obsolescent]
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              You never will supplant the received ideas of God.
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     4. To remove (a thing) and replace it with something else.
     Syn: To remove; displace; overpower; undermine; overthrow;
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: act of taking the place of another especially using
           underhanded tactics [syn: supplanting, displacement]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "supplanting":
     agency, change, commutation, delegation, deputation, deputyship,
     displacement, exchange, power of attorney, quid pro quo,
     replacement, representation, subrogation, substitution,
     supersedence, superseding, supersedure, supersession,
     supplantation, supplantment, switch, tit for tat, vicariousness

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