Kate was out sick for a month with mono, and when she came back to school, Jessie had supplanted her as the funny girl at the lunch table. Supplant means to take the place of.

Being supplanted is something that often happens to ideas or ways of thinking. Encouraging children's freedom has supplanted old ideas about children being better seen than heard. After a shocking upset at Wimbledon, a new tennis player has supplanted the reigning champion.

Definitions of supplant
  1. verb
    take the place or move into the position of
    “the computer has supplanted the slide rule”
    synonyms: replace, supercede, supersede, supervene upon
    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
    type of:
    come after, follow, succeed
    be the successor (of)
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