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displace

dis·place

displace

 
 
pronunciation:
dIs pleIs
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: displaced, displaces, displacing
definition 1: to force out of a homeland or established place.
The war displaced thousands of families.
synonyms:
eject, expel, relocate, uproot
similar words:
banish, evict, exile, oust, transfer
definition 2: to move out of the customary or proper place.
I could see that things in my room had been displaced.
synonyms:
move, remove
antonyms:
replace
similar words:
confuse, derange, disarrange, disorder, relocate, shift, unsettle, upset
definition 3: to take the place of.
Compact disks displaced cassette tapes.
synonyms:
replace, succeed, supersede
similar words:
supplant
definition 4: to force out of a position; oust.
The rebel government displaced the elected leadership.After years of winning the championship, our team was finally displaced.
synonyms:
dislodge, eject, expel, oust, supplant
antonyms:
reinstate
similar words:
bounce, bump, cashier, depose, dismiss, purge, remove, unseat
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derivation: displacer (n.)
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