supervene upon

Definitions of supervene upon
  1. verb
    take the place or move into the position of
    synonyms: replace, supercede, supersede, 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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