Associations to the word «Displace»


DISPLACE, verb. To move something, or someone, especially to forcibly move people from their homeland.
DISPLACE, verb. To supplant, or take the place of something or someone; to substitute.
DISPLACE, verb. (of a floating ship) To have a weight equal to that of the water displaced.

Dictionary definition

DISPLACE, verb. Cause to move, usually with force or pressure; "the refugees were displaced by the war".
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".
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".
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".

Wise words

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