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supersede

Definition:

to take the place or move into the position of

Class:

social verb (politics, social activities, events, etc.)

Past tense:

superseded

Present participle:

superseding

3rd-person singular present:

supersedes

Type of:

succeed

Similar to:

replace | replace

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

oust | preempt | substitute | usurp

Synonyms:

replace | supercede [British/Canadian spelling] | supervene upon | supplant

Etymology:

Middle French superseder ("postpone, defer"), from Latin supersedere, from super...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

supersede | supplant [synonym, sense-specific] | succeed [synonym, sense-specific] | supersedable [adjective, derived]

to take the place of (something old-fashioned or less appropriate); supplant | to replace in function, office, etc; succeed | to discard or set aside ... (23 of 364 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/supersede

Merriam-Webster:

supersede | superseded [past tense] | superseding [present participle] | cut out [synonym, sense-specific] | displant [synonym, sense-specific] | relieve [synonym, sense-specific] | substitute [synonym, sense-specific] | replace [synonym, sense-specific] | supplant [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to cause to be set aside ; to force out of use as inferior | to take the place or position of | to displace in favor of another (27 of 252 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/supersede

Oxford Dictionary:

supersede | supersession [derived]

take the place of (a person or thing previously in authority or use); supplant The standard spelling is supersede rather than supercede. The word is ... (25 of 152 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/supersede

New World Dictionary:

supersede | superseded [past tense] | superseding [present participle] | supercede | superceded [past tense] | superceding [present participle] | superseder [noun, related] | supersedure [noun, related]

to cause to be set aside or dropped from use as inferior or obsolete and replaced by something else | to take the place of in office, function, etc.; ... (28 of 79 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/supersede

Wiktionary:

supersede | supersedes [plural] | superseded [past tense] | superseding [present participle] | superceded [misspelling, past tense] | superceding [misspelling, present participle] | supercedes [misspelling, 3rd-person singular present] | replace [synonym, sense-specific] | supplant [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[transitive] Set (something) aside. | [transitive] Take the place of. | [transitive] Displace in favour of another. | [internet] An updated newsgroup post that supersedes an earlier version. (25 of 71 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/supersede

Random House Dictionary:

supersede | superseded [past tense] | superseding [present participle] | supercede | superceded [past tense] | superceding [present participle]

to replace in power, authority, effectiveness, acceptance, use, etc., as by another person or thing. | to set aside or cause to be set aside as void, ... (26 of 66 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/supersede

American Heritage Dictionary:

supersede | superseded [past tense] | superseding [present participle] | supersedes [3rd-person singular present] | superseder [noun, related] | supersession [noun, related]

To take the place of; replace. | To cause to be set aside, especially to displace as inferior or antiquated. (19 of 62 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/supersede

Macmillan British Dictionary:

supersede [transitive] | superseded [past tense] | superseding [present participle] | supersedes [3rd-person singular present]

if one thing supersedes another, it replaces the other thing, especially because it's more modern or more useful (18 of 62 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/supersede

Cambridge Dictionary:

supersede

to replace something, especially something older or more old-fashioned (9 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/supersede

Wikipedia:

Replacement [disambiguation] | The Replacement

may refer to: Axiom schema of replacement | Hip replacement, a surgical procedure | Text replacement (disambiguation), various meanings relating to a feature of word processors | Replacement rates, in population fertility measurement | Sampling ... (31 of 119 words, 8 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Replacement

Encarta Dictionary:

supersede | superseded [past tense] | superseding [present participle] | supersedes [3rd-person singular present]

to take the place or position of something that is less efficient, less modern, or less appropriate, or cause something to do this | to succeed ... (25 of 102 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717089​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

supersede | supersedes [plural] | superseded [past tense] | superseding [present participle]

Origin: Middle French superseder ("postpone, defer"), from Latin supersedere, from super ("over") + sedere ("to sit"). The meaning "to replace" is from 1642, probably by association with unrelated precede - note that 'c'... (32 of 56 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/supersede

supercede | superceded [past tense] | superceding [present participle] | supercedes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English superceden, from Middle French superceder, from Latin supersedere: super- ("over-") + sedere ("to sit").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/supercede

Online Etymology:

supersede

First use: mid-15th century

Origin: Scottish, "postpone, defer", from Middle French superceder "desist, delay, defer", from Latin supersedere "sit on top of, stay clear of, ... (22 of 48 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=supersede

Oxford Dictionary:

supersede

First use: late 15th century

Origin: (in the sense "postpone, defer"): from Old French superseder, from Latin supersedere "be superior to", from super- "above" + ... (22 of 32 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/supersede

American Heritage Dictionary:

supersede | superseded [past tense] | superseding [present participle] | supersedes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English superceden, to postpone, from Old French superceder, from Latin supersedēre, to refrain from: ... (15 of 25 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/supersede

Merriam-Webster:

supersede | superseded [past tense] | superseding [present participle]

First use: 1654

Origin: Middle English (Scots) superceden to defer, from Middle French, from Latin supersedēre to sit on top, refrain from, from super- + sedēre to sit

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/supersede

New World Dictionary:

supersede | superseded [past tense] | superseding [present participle]

Origin: Middle French superseder, to leave off, give over from Latin supersedere, literally, to sit over, preside over, forbear: see "super-" and "sit"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/supersede

Collins Dictionary:

supersede

First use: 15th century

Origin: via Old French from Latin supersedēre to sit above, from super- + sedēre to sit

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/superseded

Encarta Dictionary:

supersede | superseded [past tense] | superseding [present participle] | supersedes [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 15th century

Origin: French from Latin supersedere "be superior to" from super "over, above" + sedere "sit"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717089​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

supersede

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "supersede"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "supersede"

Audio 3: British English pronunciation of "supersede"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

supersede [transitive] | superseded [past tense] | superseding [present participle] | supersedes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "supersede"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/supersede

Macmillan American Dictionary:

supersede [transitive] | superseded [past tense] | superseding [present participle] | supersedes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "supersede"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/supersede

Cambridge Dictionary:

supersede

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "supersede"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "supersede"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/supersede

the Free Dictionary:

supersede

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "supersede"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "supersede"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "supersede" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/supersede

supercede

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "supercede"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "supercede"

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Google Dictionary:

supersede | superseded [past tense] | superseding [present participle] | supersedes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "supersede"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

supersede

Audio: North American pronunciation of "supersede"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=supers​06 word=supersede

YourDictionary Audio:

supersede

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "supersede" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/supersede

supercede

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "supercede" by speech synthesizer

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