to compel (a person or persons) to leave home, country, etc.
to move or put out of the usual or proper place.
to take the place of; replace; supplant:
Fiction displaces fact.
to remove from a position, office, or dignity.
Obsolete. to rid oneself of.
1545-55;dis-1 + place, perhaps modeled on Middle Frenchdesplacer
predisplace, verb (used with object), predisplaced, predisplacing.
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.