Grammar Tips & Articles »

supplant - vocabulary

This article is about supplant - vocabulary — enjoy your reading!

48 sec read
  Ed Good  —  Grammar Tips
Font size:


To force out another, through strategy or schemes; to take the place of.

Socialists propose to supplant the competitive planning of capitalism with a highly centralized planned economy. Our aim is frankly international and not narrowly patriotic (Daughters of the American Revolution please notice), but I cannot here discuss socialism’s international policies.

If we gained control of the American Government, we would probably begin with a complete revision of the national governmental system. We would do one of two things. We would write an amendment to the Constitution giving the Federal Government the right to regulate all private business and to enter into any business which it deemed proper, or we would abolish the Constitution altogether and give the National Congress the power to interpret the people’s will subject only to certain general principles of free speech and free assemblage.

—Paul Blanshard “Socialist and Capitalist Planning” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, July 1932

Rate this article:

Have a discussion about this article with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this article to your bibliography:


    "supplant - vocabulary." STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 22 May 2024. <>.

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Check your text and writing for style, spelling and grammar problems everywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Check your text and writing for style, spelling and grammar problems everywhere on the web!


    Free Writing Tool:

    Grammar Checker

    Improve your grammar, vocabulary, and writing -- and it's FREE!


    Are you a grammar master?

    Choose the sentence with correct use of the infinitive:
    A I want that you help me.
    B The cat is too scared to climb.
    C She promised to calls me later.
    D They decided to go on vacation.

    Improve your writing now:

    Download Grammar eBooks

    It’s now more important than ever to develop a powerful writing style. After all, most communication takes place in reports, emails, and instant messages.