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Definitions of 'Displace'

Definition of 'displace'
From: WordNet
verb
Cause to move, usually with force or pressure; "the refugees were displaced by the war"
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" [syn: preempt, displace]
verb
Terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers" [syn: displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate] [ant: employ, engage, hire]
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" [syn: move, displace]
Definition of 'Displace'
From: GCIDE
Displace \Dis*place"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Displaced; p. pr. & vb. n. Displacing.] [Pref. dis- + place: cf. F. d['e]placer.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To crowd out; to take the place of. [1913 Webster] Holland displaced Portugal as the mistress of those seas. --London Times. [1913 Webster] 3. To remove from a state, office, dignity, or employment; to discharge; to depose; as, to displace an officer of the revenue. [1913 Webster] 4. To dislodge; to drive away; to banish. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] You have displaced the mirth. --Shak. Syn: To disarrange; derange; dismiss; discard. [1913 Webster]
Synonyms of 'Displace'

Words close to 'Displace'

dispiriting Dispiritment Dispiteous Dispiteously Displaceable Displaced displaced fracture displaced person
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