1. [ verb ] take the place of
Related terms: move supplanting
2. [ verb ] force to move
Synonyms: force_out

"the refugees were displaced by the war"

Related terms: move transplant evacuate crowd_out
3. [ verb ] remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied
Synonyms: bump dislodge

"The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space"

Related terms: expel throw dislodgment
4. [ verb ] cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Synonyms: move

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

Related terms: situate put turn send transport push pull drop swing raise roll turn lower transport drive pour shift chase_away lift separate engage stir transfer herd brandish station sink transfer propel agitate wind launch wedge transport lift advance work slide expel expel translate wash hustle overturn spill funnel spill run whistle beat jar rake unwind uproot transmit spill flick rout_out circulate race whoosh relocate exteriorize upstage take_back dislocate pump singsong scan center mobilize blow wash saltate change_hands drag pulse pull lateralize turn rock translate play glide dandle hit unseat disarrange tug press_down circulate fluctuate work travel motion mover mover move
5. [ verb ] move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment
Synonyms: uproot deracinate

"The war uprooted many people"

Related terms: place deracination
6. [ verb ] put out of its usual place, position, or relationship
Synonyms: dislocate

"The colonists displaced the natives"

Related terms: resettle dislocation deracination
Similar spelling:   display