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cause to move, usually with force or pressure
"the refugees were displaced by the war"
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"
displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminateverb
terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
"The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
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"
To move something, or someone, especially to forcibly move people from their homeland.
To supplant, or take the place of something or someone; to substitute.
To have a weight equal to that of the water displaced.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: dis and place.
To displace any who are in, upon displeasure, is by all means to be avoided, unless there be a manifest cause for it. Francis Bacon.
Abdal, who commands
The city, is the prince’s friend, and therefore
Must be displac’d, and thou shalt strait succeed him. John Denham.
A religion established by God himself, should not be displaced by any thing, under a demonstration of that divine power that first introduced it. Robert South, Sermons.
One then may be displac’d, and one may reign;
And want of merit render birthright vain. John Dryden, Aurengz.
You have displac’d the mirth, broke the good meeting,
With most admir’d disorder. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
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
to crowd out; to take the place of
to remove from a state, office, dignity, or employment; to discharge; to depose; as, to displace an officer of the revenue
to dislodge; to drive away; to banish
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of displace in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of displace in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of displace in a Sentence
The tactics we are facing, of sneaky and illegal foreclosure tactics, predatory banking and loans, elected judges who take campaign contributions from the real estate industry, coupled with violence from law enforcement and no real due process, have been used across this historically Black neighborhood to displace Black and poor people, if Black and Indigenous lives matter in Portland, this must stop.
Unfortunately, loopholes in the program have allowed a small handful of employers to game the system to displace American workers, and crowd out others who legitimately need the limited slots ... to recruit individuals with unique skill sets not available here at home.
Climate change disasters will displace more and more. Those who are most exposed are the poorest.
My gut feeling says there are a lot of forces out there -- especially European vested interests -- that were never keen on November and December matches, so will quite happily use this to try and displace Qatar 2022.
Despite their steady losses to pro government forces, the scourge of ISIL continues to kill, maim and displace Iraqi civilians in the thousands and to cause untold suffering.
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