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Princeton's WordNet

  1. displace(verb)

    cause to move, usually with force or pressure

    "the refugees were displaced by the war"

  2. preempt, displace(verb)

    take the place of or have precedence over

    "live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour"; "discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor"

  3. displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate(verb)

    terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

    "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

  4. move, displace(verb)

    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

    "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"


  1. displace(Verb)

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

  2. displace(Verb)

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

  3. displace(Verb)

    To have a weight equal to that of the water displaced.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Displace(verb)

    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

  2. Displace(verb)

    to crowd out; to take the place of

  3. Displace(verb)

    to remove from a state, office, dignity, or employment; to discharge; to depose; as, to displace an officer of the revenue

  4. Displace(verb)

    to dislodge; to drive away; to banish

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Displace

    dis-plās′, v.t. to put out of place: to disarrange: to remove from a state, office, or dignity.—adj. Displace′able.—n. Displace′ment, a putting out of place: the difference between the position of a body at a given time and that occupied at first: the quantity of water displaced by a ship afloat. [O. Fr. desplacer—L. dis, neg., and place.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of displace in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of displace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of displace in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Link:

    Today I would say it is going to be really hard to displace Elizabeth Warren, elizabeth Warren has not had a meteoric rise, Elizabeth Warren has had a slow and steady rise. Elizabeth Warren's got a big organization and they are smart and they are doing stuff all over.

  2. President Obama:

    The purpose of legal immigration should be to grow the economy, not displace American workers, under no circumstances should legal immigration levels be adjusted upwards so long as work-force participation rates remain below historical levels.

  3. David Hackett:

    People trying to build projects that bring North American crude oil to displace imports at California refineries now have another thing they have to deal with.

  4. Bill Mann:

    The long-term impact willlikelybe greater, as this breach impacts millions of consumers who trust Equifax with their most personal information, and trust is at the core of their business, based on its severity and the sheer numbers involved, a breach like this will displace consumer trust, and potentially wipe out additional value quickly.

  5. Jan Egeland:

    Climate change disasters will displace more and more. Those who are most exposed are the poorest.

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