Definition of Displace

1. Verb. Cause to move, usually with force or pressure. "The refugees were displaced by the war"

Specialized synonyms: Dislocate, Bump, Dislodge, Transfer, Transplant, Crowd Out, Force Out, Evacuate, Deracinate, Uproot
Generic synonyms: Move



2. Verb. Take the place of or have precedence over. "Discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor"
Exact synonyms: Preempt
Generic synonyms: Replace, Supercede, Supersede, Supervene Upon, Supplant

3. Verb. Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position. "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

4. Verb. Cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense. "They displace the car down the avenue"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
Exact synonyms: Move
Specialized synonyms: Circulate, Mobilise, Mobilize, Relocate, Dislocate, Luxate, Slip, Splay, Translate, Place, Post, Send, Station, Agitate, Commove, Disturb, Raise Up, Shake Up, Stir Up, Vex, Channel, Channelise, Channelize, Transfer, Transmit, Transport, Funnel, Brandish, Flourish, Wave, Draw, Force, Pull, Carry, Transport, Tug, Disarrange, Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set, Engage, Lock, Mesh, Operate, Impel, Propel, Launch, Set In Motion, Roll, Twine, Wind, Wrap, Unroll, Unwind, Wind Off, Force, Squeeze, Wedge, Work, Disgorge, Shed, Spill, Slop, Spill, Splatter, Unseat, Disunite, Divide, Part, Separate, Deracinate, Extirpate, Root Out, Uproot, Depress, Press Down, Lift, Flick, Riffle, Ruffle, Work, Take Back, Center, Centre, Pump, Scan, Bump Around, Jar, Shake Up, Dandle, Revolve, Roll, Force, Push, Rock, Sway, Fluctuate, Pulse, Dislodge, Reposition, Shift, Glide, Stir, Play, Bowl Over, Knock Over, Overturn, Tip Over, Tump Over, Turn Over, Upset, Send, Ship, Transport, Direct, Send, Transport, Saltate, Bring Down, Get Down, Let Down, Lower, Take Down, Lift, Raise, Bring Up, Elevate, Get Up, Lift, Raise, Drop, Sink, Advance, Bring Forward, Chase Away, Dispel, Drive Away, Drive Off, Drive Out, Run Off, Turn Back, Shift, Transfer, Crowd, Herd, Circulate, Circulate, Distribute, Pass Around, Pass On, Drive Out, Force Out, Rouse, Rout Out, Drive, Race, Rush, Whoosh, Woosh, Pour, Slip, Bring Outside, Exteriorize, Upstage, Swing, Turn, Turn Over, Turn, Turn, Slide, Run, Whistle, Beat, Flap, Singsong, Hustle, Wash, Rake, Blow, Drag, Draw, Pull, Lateralize, Translate, Hit, Strike, Sling, Change Hands, Change Owners, Transfer, Expel, Kick Out, Throw Out
Causes: Move
Related verbs: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Derivative terms: Movable, Movable, Move, Moveable, Movement, Movement, Mover, Mover

Definition of Displace

1. v. t. To change the place of; to remove from the usual or proper place; to put out of place; to place in another situation; as, the books in the library are all displaced.

Definition of Displace

1. Verb. To move something, or someone, especially to forcibly move people from their homeland. ¹

2. Verb. To supplant, or take the place of something or someone; to substitute. ¹

3. Verb. (context: of a floating ship) To have a weight equal to that of the water displaced. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Displace

1. to remove from the usual or proper place [v -PLACED, -PLACING, -PLACES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Displace

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displace (current term)
displaceability
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Literary usage of Displace

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1. Chinese Immigration in Its Social and Economical Aspects by George Frederick Seward (1881)
"Chinese labor docs not displace but supplements white labor. Kruit-raising. ... Tendency of white to displace Chinese labor. Testimony of Mr. Buchanan. ..."

2. The Law of Contracts by William Herbert Page (1920)
"Power to displace prior liens—Receiver of private cor- poration. Where the receiver is authorized by the court to make contracts and to charge them upon the ..."

3. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Henry Cabot Lodge (1892)
"The consent of that body would be necessary to displace as well as to appoint. A change of the Chief Magistrate, therefore, would not occasion so violent or ..."

4. The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Henry Cabot Lodge (1888)
"The consent of that body would be necessary to displace as well as to appoint. A change of the Chief Magistrate, therefore, would not occasion so violent or ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Sir Charles Reed credits Oldham, England, with having been the first Sunday-school to displace paid by gratuitous instruction. ..."

6. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1915)
"possible that bank notes will almost entirely displace specie. This was the common situation in the United States before the Civil War, when almost all of ..."

7. The Works of Alexander Hamilton by Alexander Hamilton (1886)
"The consent of that body would be necessary to displace as well as to appoint. A change of the Chief Magistrate, therefore, would not occasion so violent or ..."

8. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"... and officers relating thereto; and them to alter change, place, or displace from time to time, as with the advice aforesaid shall be thought fitt. ..."

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