supercede

Supercede is a fancy-sounding word for a simple concept: if someone cuts you in line, he supercedes you. To supercede is to take something or someone's place.

To supercede is to take someone else's position. A basketball team that moves into first places supercedes the team that was in first place before. Also, non-physical things can supercede each other — one law could supercede another. Supercede is considered a variant spelling of supersede, the more common way to spell this verb.

Definitions of supercede
  1. verb
    take the place or move into the position of
    synonyms: replace, supersede, supervene upon, supplant
    replace
    substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
    put back, replace
    put something back where it belongs
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    deputise, deputize, step in, substitute
    act as a substitute
    displace, preempt
    take the place of or have precedence over
    usurp
    take the place of
    oust
    remove and replace
    cover
    help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities
    type of:
    come after, follow, succeed
    be the successor (of)
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