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supersede (v.)

mid-15c., Scottish, "postpone, defer," from French superceder "desist, delay, defer," from Latin supersedere literally "sit on top of;" also, with ablative, "stay clear of, abstain from, forbear, refrain from," from super "above" (see super-) + sedere "to sit," from PIE root *sed- (1) "to sit." Meaning "displace, replace" first recorded 1640s. Related: Superseded; superseding.

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Definitions of supersede from WordNet

supersede (v.)
take the place or move into the position of;
Synonyms: supplant / replace / supervene upon
From wordnet.princeton.edu