One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘vast impersonal motorways supplanted the agreeably irregular network of real roads’
replace, displace, supersede, take the place of, take over from, substitute for, undermine, override
2‘he was asking the man he supplanted as Prime Minister for help’
oust, usurp, overthrow, remove, topple, unseat, depose, dethrone, eject, dispel
succeed, come after, step into the shoes of
informal fill someone's boots, crowd out, defenestrate
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