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displace

dis·place

displace

 
pronunciation:
dIs pleIs
features:
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part of speech: verb
inflections: displaced, displaces, displacing
definition 1: to force out of a home territory or particular place.
Many families were displaced by the flood.
synonyms:
expel, uproot
similar words:
banish, evict, exile, oust, transfer
definition 2: to move out of the usual or proper place.
Someone must have displaced the things on my desk.
synonyms:
move, remove
antonyms:
replace
similar words:
confuse, disorder, shift, upset
definition 3: to take the place of.
Computers have displaced typewriters in most offices.
synonyms:
replace, succeed
derivation: displacer (n.)
Word Parts
The word displace contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-