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Most words that include super have something good going on. Supersede is from the 16th-century Latin for "sit on top," and it often means to replace with something better. A version 10 of a computer game will supersede, version 9, making it more exciting. Unfortunately, a person might be replaced too, as in "the younger running back will supersede the veteran player as he gets older." To supersede is generally a good thing, but being superseded is not always that great for the replaced person.

Definitions of supersede

v take the place or move into the position of

replace, supercede, supervene upon, supplant
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
take the place of
remove and replace
help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities
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come after, follow, succeed
be the successor (of)

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