supercede vs supersede : Common Errors in English

About supercede vs supersede

This word, meaning to replace, originally meant “to sit higher” than, from Latin sedere, “to sit.” In the 18th century, rich people were often carried about as they sat in sedan chairs. Don’t be misled by the fact that this word rhymes with words having quite different roots, such as intercede.

supercede Meaning(s)

  • (v) take the place or move into the position of

supersede Meaning(s)

  • (v) take the place or move into the position of

supercede in News

  • State boating safety law would supercede Suffolk’s bill

    A state boating safety bill awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature would supercede the Suffolk County legislation set to take effect in the fall. First District State Senator Kenneth LaValle (R-Port Jefferson), who supported the measure, said he anticipates the governor’s approval.
    on July 5, 2013 Source: The Shelter Island Reporter

supersede in News

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