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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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.
Climate change disasters will displace more and more. Those who are most exposed are the poorest.
Natural disasters displace three to 10 times more people than all conflicts and war in the world combined.
While electric truck sales will be fairly significant in coming years, I don't think it will displace diesel anytime soon especially in highway, long-haul trucking where obviously battery capacity and range anxiety present itself.
Apparently that was a tactic used back in 1972 and our river experts have looked at that very closely and are saying that would just not work in this situation, it would not displace the ice, it would just create tighter jams in some places.
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