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supersede (verb) replace.
When a new idea, method, technology or product supersedes an older one, no longer considered useful or good enough, it replaces the older one. Anything considered outdated is superseded, if it is replaced by a new and more useful thing.
- Highly sophisticated modern weaponry has superseded outdated weapon systems in most countries. These advanced weapons have replaced old and obsolete weapons.
- Modern eye surgery has superseded old methods of eye treatment. No longer are the old methods in use, their place being taken by the modern medical technology.