cause to move, usually with force or pressure
"the refugees were displaced by the war"
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"
displace, fire, give notice, can, dismiss, give the axe, send away, sack, force out, give the sack, terminate(verb)
terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
"The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
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
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"
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
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government) forces appear to be spearheading a concerted campaign to forcibly displace Arab communities by destroying entire villages in areas they have recaptured from IS in northern Iraq, the forced displacement of civilians and the deliberate destruction of homes and property without military justification, may amount to war crimes.
Climate change disasters will displace more and more. Those who are most exposed are the poorest.
Despite their steady losses to pro government forces, the scourge of ISIL continues to kill, maim and displace Iraqi civilians in the thousands and to cause untold suffering.
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.
Today I would say it is going to be really hard to displace Elizabeth Warren, elizabeth Warren has not had a meteoric rise, Elizabeth Warren has had a slow and steady rise. Elizabeth Warren's got a big organization and they are smart and they are doing stuff all over.
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