Definition of displace verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    displace

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//dɪsˈpleɪs//
     
    [often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they displace
     
    he / she / it displaces
     
    past simple displaced
     
    -ing form displacing
     
     
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  1. 1 displace somebody/something to take the place of someone or something synonym replace Gradually factory workers have been displaced by machines. (technology) The ship displaces 58,000 tons (= as a way of measuring its size).
  2. 2 displace somebody to force people to move away from their home to another place Around 10,000 people have been displaced by the fighting.
  3. 3displace something to move something from its usual position Check for roof tiles that have been displaced by the wind.
  4. 4 displace somebody to remove someone from a job or position displaced workers
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