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1 to change the place or position of
  • the slight tremor displaced the dishes on the shelves, but didn't do any real damage

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

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

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

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replace, displace, supplant, supersede mean to put out of a usual or proper place or into the place of another. replace implies a filling of a place once occupied by something lost, destroyed, or no longer usable or adequate. replaced the broken window displace implies an ousting or dislodging. war had displaced thousands supplant implies either a dispossessing or usurping of another's place, possessions, or privileges or an uprooting of something and its replacement with something else. was abruptly supplanted in her affections by another supersede implies replacing a person or thing that has become superannuated, obsolete, or otherwise inferior. the new edition supersedes all previous ones

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The first known use of displace was in 1549

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“Displace.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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