Meaning of supercede


Supercede is a fancy-sounding word for a simple concept: if someone cuts you in line, he supercedes you. To supercede is to take something or someone’s place.

To supercede is to take someone else’s position. A basketball team that moves into first places supercedes the team that was in first place before. Also, non-physical things can supercede each other — one law could supercede another. Supercede is considered a variant spelling of supersede, the more common way to spell this verb.

Definitions of supercede
  1. verb

    take the place or move into the position of


    replace, supersede, 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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