Dictionary Results for displace

1. displace - verb

· cause to move, usually with force or pressure; "the refugees were displaced by the war"

Hypernym(s): move, displace

2. displace - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): preempt

Hypernym(s): supplant, replace, supersede, supervene_upon

3. displace - verb

· terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

Synonym(s): fire, give_notice, can, dismiss, give_the_axe, send_away, sack, force_out, give_the_sack, terminate

Hypernym(s): remove

4. displace - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): move

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