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Inflections of ' ' ( supersede ): ( v ⇒ conjugate) supersedes v 3rd person singular superseding v pres p verb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." superseded v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." superseded v past p verb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 su•per•sede /ˌsupɚˈsid/
USA pronunciation v. , [~ + object ] -sed•ed, -sed•ing.
to take the place of (another), as by having more power, authority, effectiveness, etc.: This new drug will supersede all others. to set (something, as a regulation) aside as being no longer in force: This new regulation concerning import fees supersedes the old one. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 su•per•sede
(so̅o̅′pər sēd ′), USA pronunciation v.t., -sed•ed, -sed•ing.
to replace in power, authority, effectiveness, acceptance, use, etc., as by another person or thing.
to set aside or cause to be set aside as void, useless, or obsolete, usually in favor of something mentioned; make obsolete: They superseded the old statute with a new one. to succeed to the position, function, office, etc., of; supplant.
su′per•sed ′a•ble, adj.
su′per•sed ′er, n.
Latin supersedēre to sit above or upon, forbear, equivalent. to super- super- + sedēre to sit 1 1485–95
1. See See corresponding entry in Unabridged replace. 2. void, overrule, annul, revoke, rescind. See corresponding entry in Unabridged
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supersede / ˌsuːpəˈsiːd/ vb ( transitive) to take the place of (something old-fashioned or less appropriate); supplant to replace in function, office, etc; succeed to discard or set aside or cause to be set aside as obsolete or inferior Etymology: 15 th Century: via Old French from Latin supersedēre to sit above, from super- + sedēre to sit ˌsuperˈsedence n supersedure / ˌsuːpəˈsiːdʒə/ n supersession / ˌsuːpəˈsɛʃən/ n
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