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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.)
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