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    displace

    displace - Dictionary definition and meaning for word displace

    Definition
    (verb) cause to move, usually with force or pressure
    Example Sentence
    • the refugees were displaced by the war
    Definition
    (verb) take the place of or have precedence over
    Synonyms : preempt
    Example Sentence
    • live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour
    • discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor
    Definition
    (verb) terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    Example Sentence
    • The boss fired his secretary today
    • The company terminated 25% of its workers
    Definition
    (verb) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    Synonyms : move
    Example Sentence
    • Move those boxes into the corner, please
    • I'm moving my money to another bank
    • The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant
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