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Synonyms for displace
dɪsˈpleɪsdis·place

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. displace

    Objects are displaced when moved out of the place they have occupied; they are misplaced when put into a place where they should not be. One may know where to find what he has misplaced; what he has mislaid he can not locate.

    Synonyms:
    confuse, crowd out, derange, disarrange, disturb, jumble, mislay, misplace, remove, unsettle

    Antonyms:
    adjust, array, assort, classify, dispose, group, order, place, put in order, put in place, set in order, sort

Princeton's WordNet

  1. displaceverb

    cause to move, usually with force or pressure

    "the refugees were displaced by the war"

    Synonyms:
    terminate, move, give the axe, fire, sack, preempt, can, dismiss, give notice, send away, give the sack, force out

  2. preempt, displaceverb

    take the place of or have precedence over

    "live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour"; "discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor"

    Synonyms:
    terminate, move, give the axe, fire, sack, preempt, can, dismiss, give notice, send away, give the sack, force out

  3. displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminateverb

    terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

    "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

    Synonyms:
    throw out, kindle, notify, depose, advise, gouge, go off, give the axe, burn, tin, can, apprize, rout out, plunder, enkindle, give the sack, put up, sack, end, give the bounce, evict, elicit, discount, finish, move, fire, stop, arouse, drive out, crowd out, brush off, squeeze out, give notice, open fire, usher out, send packing, send word, apprise, dissolve, push aside, dismiss, give the gate, raise, clear, ignore, provoke, sack up, burn down, cease, squirt, rouse, brush aside, discharge, evoke, fuel, force out, preempt, eject, terminate, disregard, drop, send away, net

  4. move, displaceverb

    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

    "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

    Synonyms:
    go, send away, be active, actuate, make a motion, locomote, strike, prompt, can, give notice, sack, move, propel, give the sack, motivate, force out, dismiss, impress, affect, run, proceed, preempt, act, incite, terminate, travel, give the axe, fire

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. displaceverb

    Synonyms:
    remove, dislodge, put out of place, change the place of

  2. displaceverb

    Synonyms:
    depose, oust, dismiss, discharge, cashier, eject from office

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. displaceverb

    Synonyms:
    remove, disarrange, supplant, supersede

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "displace":

    supplant, dislodge, move, replace, out-compete

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#674net
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#3368replace
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#4915burn
#5628proceed
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#13205misplace
#15199sack
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#16236impress
#18233motivate
#18414disregard
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#22476dissolve
#23336disturb
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#27307eject
#29479elicit
#29678rouse
#29834evoke
#32152jumble
#33849actuate
#33969propel
#37254plunder
#40027displace
#42683incite
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#60356gouge
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How to use displace in a sentence?

  1. Darrell Issa:

    Unfortunately, loopholes in the program have allowed a small handful of employers to game the system to displace American workers, and crowd out others who legitimately need the limited slots ... to recruit individuals with unique skill sets not available here at home.

  2. Julie Metcalf Kinney:

    The tactics we are facing, of sneaky and illegal foreclosure tactics, predatory banking and loans, elected judges who take campaign contributions from the real estate industry, coupled with violence from law enforcement and no real due process, have been used across this historically Black neighborhood to displace Black and poor people, if Black and Indigenous lives matter in Portland, this must stop.

  3. Michelle Roberts:

    I think that they don't want us in Nooksack at all — they just want to displace us from our traditional homelands as a whole, i grew up with these people and even though I may not be blood related to a lot of the people on the opposing side, we all considered each other family.

  4. Zoe Thomas:

    This will gradually displace people as it goes, we know this is already happening in small island communities and this will just continue to happen gradually as more and more houses are being inundated at high tide, then at normal tide and then even at low tide.

  5. Jan Egeland:

    Climate change disasters will displace more and more. Those who are most exposed are the poorest.


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