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dis·place

 (dĭs-plās′)
tr.v. dis·placed, dis·plac·ing, dis·plac·es
1.
a. To move, shift, or force from the usual place or position: Wasn't the net displaced before the puck went in?
b. To force to leave a place of residence: The conflict displaced thousands of people.
2. To move or shift from the usual place or position, especially to force to leave a homeland or other place of residence: millions of refugees who were displaced by the war.
3. Chemistry To replace (an atom, radical, ion, or molecule) in a compound during a reaction.
4. Physics To push aside and occupy the physical space of (a volume of fluid): a boat that displaces 1,000 cubic meters of water.
5. To take the place of; supplant: when coal displaced wood as the dominant energy source.
6. To discharge from a job, office, or position.

dis·place′a·ble adj.
dis·plac′er n.

displace

(dɪsˈpleɪs)
vb (tr)
1. to move from the usual or correct location
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) to remove from office or employment
3. to occupy the place of; replace; supplant
4. (Social Welfare) to force (someone) to leave home or country, as during a war
5. (Chemistry) chem to replace (an atom or group in a chemical compound) by another atom or group
6. (General Physics) physics to cause a displacement of (a quantity of liquid, usually water of a specified type and density)
disˈplaceable adj
disˈplacer n

dis•place

(dɪsˈpleɪs)

v.t. -placed, -plac•ing.
1. to compel (a person or persons) to leave home, country, etc.
2. to move or put out of the usual or proper place.
3. to replace; supplant.
4. to remove from a position, office, or dignity.
[1545–55]
dis•place′a•ble, adj.

displace


Past participle: displaced
Gerund: displacing

Imperative
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displace
Present
I displace
you displace
he/she/it displaces
we displace
you displace
they displace
Preterite
I displaced
you displaced
he/she/it displaced
we displaced
you displaced
they displaced
Present Continuous
I am displacing
you are displacing
he/she/it is displacing
we are displacing
you are displacing
they are displacing
Present Perfect
I have displaced
you have displaced
he/she/it has displaced
we have displaced
you have displaced
they have displaced
Past Continuous
I was displacing
you were displacing
he/she/it was displacing
we were displacing
you were displacing
they were displacing
Past Perfect
I had displaced
you had displaced
he/she/it had displaced
we had displaced
you had displaced
they had displaced
Future
I will displace
you will displace
he/she/it will displace
we will displace
you will displace
they will displace
Future Perfect
I will have displaced
you will have displaced
he/she/it will have displaced
we will have displaced
you will have displaced
they will have displaced
Future Continuous
I will be displacing
you will be displacing
he/she/it will be displacing
we will be displacing
you will be displacing
they will be displacing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been displacing
you have been displacing
he/she/it has been displacing
we have been displacing
you have been displacing
they have been displacing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been displacing
you will have been displacing
he/she/it will have been displacing
we will have been displacing
you will have been displacing
they will have been displacing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been displacing
you had been displacing
he/she/it had been displacing
we had been displacing
you had been displacing
they had been displacing
Conditional
I would displace
you would displace
he/she/it would displace
we would displace
you would displace
they would displace
Past Conditional
I would have displaced
you would have displaced
he/she/it would have displaced
we would have displaced
you would have displaced
they would have displaced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.displace - cause to move, usually with force or pressure; "the refugees were displaced by the war"
dislocate - put out of its usual place, position, or relationship; "The colonists displaced the natives"
dislodge, bump - remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space"
move, displace - 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"
transplant, transfer - lift and reset in another soil or situation; "Transplant the young rice plants"
crowd out, force out - press, force, or thrust out of a small space; "The weeds crowded out the flowers"
evacuate - move people from their homes or country
deracinate, uproot - move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment; "The war uprooted many people"
2.displace - 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"
supercede, supersede, supervene upon, supplant, replace - take the place or move into the position of; "Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left"; "the computer has supplanted the slide rule"; "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"
3.displace - terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position; "The boss fired his secretary today"; "The company terminated 25% of its workers"
retire - make (someone) retire; "The director was retired after the scandal"
pension off - let go from employment with an attractive pension; "The director was pensioned off when he got senile"
clean out - force out; "The new boss cleaned out the lazy workers"
furlough, lay off - dismiss, usually for economic reasons; "She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"
squeeze out - force out; "Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts"
remove - remove from a position or an office
send away, send packing, dismiss, drop - stop associating with; "They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"
4.displace - 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"
mobilise, mobilize, circulate - cause to move around; "circulate a rumor"
relocate - move or establish in a new location; "We had to relocate the office because the rent was too high"
dislocate, luxate, splay, slip - move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"
translate - change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation
station, post, send, place - assign to a station
raise up, commove, disturb, stir up, vex, shake up, agitate - change the arrangement or position of
channel, channelise, channelize, transmit, transport, transfer - send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message"
funnel - move or pour through a funnel; "funnel the liquid into the small bottle"
brandish, wave, flourish - move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun"
draw, pull, force - cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
carry, transport - move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body; "You must carry your camping gear"; "carry the suitcases to the car"; "This train is carrying nuclear waste"; "These pipes carry waste water into the river"
tug - move by pulling hard; "The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud"
disarrange - destroy the arrangement or order of; "My son disarranged the papers on my desk"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
mesh, lock, operate, engage - keep engaged; "engaged the gears"
propel, impel - cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
set in motion, launch - get going; give impetus to; "launch a career"; "Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process"
twine, wrap, wind, roll - arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"
unroll, unwind, wind off - reverse the winding or twisting of; "unwind a ball of yarn"
wedge, squeeze, force - squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner"
work - move into or onto; "work the raisins into the dough"; "the student worked a few jokes into his presentation"; "work the body onto the flatbed truck"
disgorge, shed, spill - cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over; "spill the beans all over the table"
slop, spill, splatter - cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container; "spill the milk"; "splatter water"
unseat - dislodge from one's seat, as from a horse
disunite, separate, part, divide - force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
root out, deracinate, extirpate, uproot - pull up by or as if by the roots; "uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden"
press down, depress - press down; "Depress the space key"
lift - take hold of something and move it to a different location; "lift the box onto the table"
riffle, ruffle, flick - twitch or flutter; "the paper flicked"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
work - move in an agitated manner; "His fingers worked with tension"
take back - move text to the previous line; in printing
centre, center - move into the center; "That vase in the picture is not centered"
pump - move up and down; "The athlete pumps weights in the gym"
scan - move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image
bump around, shake up, jar - shock physically; "Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game"
dandle - move (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees
revolve, roll - cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis; "She rolled the ball"; "They rolled their eyes at his words"
push, force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"

displace

verb
1. replace, succeed, take over from, supersede, oust, usurp, supplant, take the place of, crowd out, fill or step into (someone's) boots These factories have displaced tourism.
2. force out, turn out, expel, throw out, oust, unsettle, kick out (informal), eject, evict, dislodge, boot out (informal), dispossess, turf out (informal) In Europe alone, 30 million people were displaced.
3. move, shift, disturb, budge, misplace, disarrange, derange A strong wind is all it would take to displace the stones.
4. remove, fire (informal), dismiss, sack (informal), discharge, oust, depose, cashier, dethrone, remove from office They displaced him in a coup.

displace

verb
1. To alter the settled state or position of:
2. To take the place of (another) against the other's will:
Translations
يَحِلُّ مَحَل، يُبَدِّليُزيح، يَضَعُ الشَيء في مَكان آخر
nahraditodstranitpřemístit
erstattefordrive
elmozdítkiszorít
færa úr staîkoma í staîinn fyrir
pastatyti ne į tą vietąperkeltasis asmuoperstatymasperstatyti ne į tą vietąužimti kieno nors vietą
aizstātizspiestpārvietot
başka yere koymakyerini almakyerini değiştirmek

displace

[dɪsˈpleɪs] VT
1. (Phys) [+ liquid, mass] → desplazar
2. (= replace) → reemplazar
3. (= remove from office) → destituir
4. (= force to leave home) → desplazar

displace

[dɪsˈpleɪs] vt
(= force to move) [+ person] → déplacer
(= replace) → remplacer

displace

vt
(= move)verschieben; peoplevertreiben
(= replace)ablösen, ersetzen
(Naut, Phys) water, air etcverdrängen
(in office) → verdrängen, ausbooten (inf)

displace

[dɪsˈpleɪs] vt (move) → spostare; (replace) → rimpiazzare, soppiantare; (remove from office) → destituire; (water) (Naut) → dislocare (Phys) → spostare

displace

(disˈpleis) verb
1. to disarrange or put out of place.
2. to take the place of. The dog had displaced her doll in the little girl's affections.
disˈplacement noun
displaced person
a person forced to leave his own country as a result of war etc.

displace

vt. desplazar; poner fuera de lugar.
References in classic literature ?
All bodies whatever that float on the surface of the water displace as much fluid as is equal in weight to the weight of the bodies.
When I became Joe's 'prentice, Orlick was perhaps confirmed in some suspicion that I should displace him; howbeit, he liked me still less.
He also against the house of God was bold: A Leper once he lost and gain'd a King, AHAZ his sottish Conquerour, whom he drew Gods Altar to disparage and displace For one of SYRIAN mode, whereon to burn His odious offrings, and adore the Gods Whom he had vanquisht.
When I made the plans for this submarine vessel, I meant that nine-tenths should be submerged: consequently it ought only to displace nine-tenths of its bulk, that is to say, only to weigh that number of tons.
He began by moving his bed, and looked around for anything with which he could pierce the wall, penetrate the moist cement, and displace a stone.