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displace

[dis-pleys] /dɪsˈpleɪs/
verb (used with object), 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.
Obsolete. to rid oneself of.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; dis-1 + place, perhaps modeled on Middle French desplacer
Related forms
displaceable, adjective
predisplace, verb (used with object), predisplaced, predisplacing.
undisplaceable, adjective
Synonyms
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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British Dictionary definitions for predisplace

displace

/dɪsˈpleɪs/
verb (transitive)
1.
to move from the usual or correct location
2.
to remove from office or employment
3.
to occupy the place of; replace; supplant
4.
to force (someone) to leave home or country, as during a war
5.
(chem) to replace (an atom or group in a chemical compound) by another atom or group
6.
(physics) to cause a displacement of (a quantity of liquid, usually water of a specified type and density)
Derived Forms
displaceable, adjective
displacer, noun
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Word Origin and History for predisplace

displace

v.

1550s, from Middle French desplacer (15c.), from des- (see dis-) + placer "to place." Related: Displaced; displacing. Displaced person "refugee" is from 1944.

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