Thesaurus

displaces

verb
present tense third-person singular of displace

Synonyms & Antonyms of displaces

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 for displaces

Words Related to displaces

Near Antonyms for displaces

2 to force to leave a country
  • World War II displaced people all over Europe

Synonyms for displaces

Words Related to displaces

Near Antonyms for displaces

3 to take the place of
  • inefficient methods displaced by newer ones

Synonyms for displaces

Words Related to displaces

4 to remove from a position of prominence or power (as a throne)
  • the CEO was summarily displaced after the hostile takeover

Synonyms for displaces

Words Related to displaces

Near Antonyms for displaces

Antonyms for displaces

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about displaces

Cite this Entry

“Displaces.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/displaces. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on displaces

Nglish: Translation of displaces for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of displaces for Arabic Speakers

Comments on displaces

What made you want to look up displaces? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu jedi training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!