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displace

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of displace

  1. 1 to change the place or position of <the slight tremor displaced the dishes on the shelves, but didn't do any real damage> Synonyms budge, dislocate, move, disturb, relocate, remove, reposition, shift, transfer, transposeRelated Words bear, carry, cart, convey, drive, haul, lug, tote, transmit, transplant, transport; replace, supersede, supplant; alter, make over, modify, redo, refashion, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, varyNear Antonyms anchor, fix, freeze, moor, secure, set, stabilize; embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, root

  2. 2 to force to leave a country <World War II displaced people all over Europe> Synonyms deport, banish, exile, expatriate, relegate, transportRelated Words cast out, dismiss, eject, eliminate, evict, exclude, expel, expulse, kick out, oust, run out, throw out; excommunicate, ostracize, reject, repudiate, spurn; dispossessNear Antonyms naturalize, repatriate; accept, admit, receive, take in; entertain, harbor, house, shelter

  3. 3 to take the place of <inefficient methods displaced by newer ones> Synonyms cut out, replace, displant, relieve, substitute, supersede, supplantRelated Words preempt, usurp

  4. 4 to remove from a position of prominence or power (as a throne) <the CEO was summarily displaced after the hostile takeover> Synonyms defrock, deprive, dethrone, depose, oust, uncrown, unmake, unseat, unthroneRelated Words can, cashier, discharge, dismiss, fire, muster out, remove, retire, sack; overthrow, subvert, supplant, topple, usurp; banish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, chase, drum (out), eject, expel, extrude, rout, run off, throw outNear Antonyms baptize, inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, instate, invest; appoint, designate, electAntonyms crown, enthrone, throne




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