Thesaurus

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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