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

v take the place or move into the position of

“the computer has supplanted the slide rule”
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
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come after, follow, succeed
be the successor (of)

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