supercede vs supersede

supercede supersede


  • 1) Common misspelling of supersede.


  • 1) Internet An updated newsgroup post that supersedes an earlier version.
  • 2) transitive Displace in favour of another.
  • 3) transitive Set (something) aside.
  • 4) transitive Take the place of.
  • 5) To take the place of (a person), as in an office or position; succeed. synonym: replace.
  • 6) To take the place of; replace or supplant.
  • 7) To make void, inefficacious, or useless, by superior power, or by coming in the place of; to set aside; to render unnecessary; to suspend; to stay.
  • 8) To come, or be placed, in the room of; to replace.
  • 9) (Old Law) To omit; to forbear.
  • 10) To displace, or set aside, and put another in place of.


  • 1) Supersede is the standard spelling but there is indeed such a word as supercede.
  • 2) Yet the 'supercede' spelling does have etymological justification and it appears in the dictionary.
  • 3) There is such a word as 'supercede'; it just isn't in current use.
  • 4) Its first citation (from 1491) spells it supercede.
  • 5) The verb supercede isn't in current usage but that's not the same as saying it doesn't exist.


  • 1) This has now been superseded by new information received only today.
  • 2) But these manoeuvres were quickly superseded by the threat of civil war.
  • 3) Like cassette players and wind-up windows, the humble wing mirror is about to be superseded by technology.
  • 4) Since when does the Greek origin of the word supersede the English meaning?
  • 5) These terms supersede all prior agreements and (together with the Privacy Policy) are complete and exclusive.
  • 6) I know Rich doesn't understand the word "supersede" but that doesn't mean anything to me.
  • 7) People who can spell "supersede" correctly are few and far between.
  • 8) Or you could keep the sense of the word in context, giving up on the basic-vocabulary aspect; you could, for instance, render it "supersede," which I think conveys the meaning well enough.
  • 9) ‘She commonly depicts family gatherings, people sitting around a table in a restaurant, folks frolicking at the beach, children playing and people traveling; groups supersede the individual.’
  • 10) ‘Be careful to note in this clause that the will supersedes all previous wills, making them null and void.’
  • 11) ‘When two agendas and artists clash or collaborate in this fashion, we habitually expect an outcome that is either victorious or successive, in the sense that one supersedes the other.’
  • 12) ‘Occasionally the aesthetic focus supersedes function, elevating the piece to ‘uselessness.’’
  • 13) ‘But with a fully realized character, the effect outlasts the reading, even supersedes it.’
  • 14) ‘Is originality tantamount to our work, in a way that supersedes effectiveness?’
  • 15) ‘As the failings of the suburb become manifest, the gated community supersedes it.’
  • 16) ‘The Jekyllean doubling so familiar to horror, however, is again superseded by images of fusion, as in each bottled clone the human twin and the Alien twin have been unwittingly spliced by the scientists.’
  • 17) ‘The original purpose of these images is forgotten, superseded by modern methods, just as many of the species are threatened or extinct - a lost paradise that can be interpreted on many levels.’
  • 18) ‘To say that the digital age will supersede the analog age suggests a kind of technological determinism that begs the interesting questions that are larger than technology.’
  • 19) ‘As feeling gradually develops, the screen space is made luminous by movements of the heart that slowly supersede the narrative drive of the film.’
  • 20) ‘In the commercial world new technologies supersede the old.’
  • 21) ‘And the wisdom of old age will supersede the passion of our youth.’
  • 22) ‘If the formal flamboyance of his '60s films has been replaced by complexity and their humour superseded by an intensified sensitivity to beauty, it is only to be expected and welcomed.’
  • 23) ‘At the same time the passion for collecting grew, and many nobles displayed their sumptuous collections in long galleries, which superseded the studioli of Renaissance collectors.’
  • 24) ‘Electroplate superseded Sheffield Plate as the way to mass produce silver substitutes.’
  • 25) ‘Ultimately, the rapper's voice - which is more irritating than a mosquito bite on the part of your back you can't scratch - supersedes any of the humour, while the rhymes are too basic to imbue the album with any redeeming content.’
  • 26) ‘In this show of works from 2001, he could be seen moving in a few different directions, but one major tendency dominated: fantasy now supersedes any interest in architectural reality.’
  • 27) ‘This striking design supersedes the high fashion mantel, recently to have flooded the market, and provides a longer lasting, more sophisticated and timeless alternative.’
  • 28) ‘Her photos communicate an openness to interpretation that supersedes the occasional temporal markers of bell-bottom pants or early punk hairdos.’

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