Definitions for: Displace

[v] put out of its usual place, position, or relationship; "The colonists displaced the natives"
[v] remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space"
[v] cause to move, 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"
[v] force to move; "the refugees were displaced by the war"
[v] take the place of
[v] move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment; "The war uprooted many people"

Webster (1913) Definition: Dis*place", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Displaced; p. pr. &
vb. n. Displacing.] [Pref. dis- + place: cf. F.
1. 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. To crowd out; to take the place of.

Holland displaced Portugal as the mistress of those
seas. --London

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

4. To dislodge; to drive away; to banish. [Obs.]

You have displaced the mirth. --Shak.

Syn: To disarrange; derange; dismiss; discard.

Synonyms: bump, deracinate, dislocate, dislodge, move, uproot

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