displace


displace

verb

Definition of DISPLACE

1
to change the place or position of <the slight tremor displaced the dishes on the shelves, but didn't do any real damage>
Near Antonyms anchor, fix, freeze, moor, secure, set, stabilize; embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, root
2
to force to leave a country <World War II displaced people all over Europe>
3
to take the place of <inefficient methods displaced by newer ones>
Related Words preempt, usurp
4
to remove from a position of prominence or power (as a throne) <the CEO was summarily displaced after the hostile takeover>
Antonyms crown, enthrone, throne

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