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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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.
All the world’s armies are involved in investments ... in military manufacturing, but for the military to invest in the productive sector, and to displace the private sector, is unacceptable.
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.
The purpose of legal immigration should be to grow the economy, not displace American workers, under no circumstances should legal immigration levels be adjusted upwards so long as work-force participation rates remain below historical levels.
My gut feeling says there are a lot of forces out there -- especially European vested interests -- that were never keen on November and December matches, so will quite happily use this to try and displace Qatar 2022.
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