supersede v : take the place or move into the position of; "Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left"; "the computer has supplanted the slide rule"; "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school" [syn: supplant, replace, supervene upon]
EtymologyFrom super, over + sedere, to sit, via superseder, originally in the meaning "postpone, defer" (as ). The meaning "to replace" is from 1642, probably by association with precede. Original sense: proelio supersedere statuit = he decided to delay battle — Julius Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico, 2:8.
Take the place of
Displace in favour of another
abandon, act for, change places with, crowd out, cut out, desert, discard, displace, double for, fill in for, forsake, ghost, ghostwrite, oust, pinch-hit, reject, relieve, replace, represent, repudiate, spell, spell off, stand in for, subrogate, substitute for, succeed, supplant, swap places with, understudy for