displace


displace
displaceable, adj.
/dis plays"/, v.t., displaced, displacing.
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 take the place of; replace; supplant: Fiction displaces fact.
4. to remove from a position, office, or dignity.
5. Obs. to rid oneself of.
[1545-55; DIS-1 + PLACE, perh. modeled on MF desplacer]
Syn. 2. relocate. DISPLACE, MISPLACE mean to put something in a different place from where it should be. TO DISPLACE often means to shift something solid and comparatively immovable, more or less permanently from its place: The flood displaced houses from their foundations. TO MISPLACE is to put an object in a wrong place so that it is difficult to find: Papers belonging in the safe were misplaced and temporarily lost. 4. depose, oust, dismiss.

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