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verb as in take the place of; override

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The trial in Brooklyn federal court was delayed due to the pandemic, as well as the superseding charges that Illinois and New York prosecutors each filed in February and March of last year, respectively.

So perhaps it is no surprise that the screen fathers of the current era find themselves, like they might have in the delivery ward, at a bit of a loss as to how to be useful, and perhaps even superseded in importance by their offspring.

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That regularity had many possible meanings and was difficult to interpret, at times I thought it was the expression of an intrinsic ease between us, some deep familiarity superseding our many differences.

As discussed, a gold standard copy will not supersede poor website design.

In December of that year, law enforcement superseded that indictment with additional charges.

They would not, for example, supersede federal law regarding the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment.

Sport does have this incredible power to supersede current affairs and politics.

Netanyahu is meanwhile scrambling to supersede the Plessner committee with intra-coalition negotiations conducted by himself.

A view of the duchess's ball-room, or of the dining-table of the earl, will supersede all occasion for lengthy fiddle-faddle.

There is to be no sovereign power, great or small, other than American, and tribal wards are to supersede dattoships.

By the act, which it was intended to supersede, all foreign sugar was subjected to a duty of 63s.

Led astray by party spirit, the ministers sent Admiral Pigot, a mere nonentity, to supersede Rodney.

It is destined to supersede the one, and to introduce the other.


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On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to supersede, such as: annul, overrule, repudiate, set aside, supplant, and usurp.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.