Tuesday, June 26, 2012

supplant

supplant [suh’-PLANT, -PLAHNT]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. to supersede or usurp one's place by trickery or plotting
2. to uproot, displace or substitute
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The general tried to supplant the king by planning a military coup.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 David Miliband, the man who is thought to want to supplant Gordon Brown at 10, Downing Street, leaves the Labour Party conference as damaged goods, largely caused by self-inflicted wounds.