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Definition 1: cause to move, usually with force or pressure - [verb of motion]

Samples where displace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the refugees were displaced by the war

(displace is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

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

(... is a kind of displace ) put out of its usual place, position, or relationship

"The colonists displaced the natives"

(... is a kind of displace ) remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied

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

(... is a kind of displace ) lift and reset in another soil or situation

"Transplant the young rice plants"

(... is a kind of displace ) press, force, or thrust out of a small space

"The weeds crowded out the flowers"

(... is a kind of displace ) move people from their homes or country

(... is a kind of displace ) move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment

"The war uprooted many people"

Definition 2: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense - [verb of motion]

Samples where displace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for displace in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to overturn from an upright or normal position

"The cat knocked over the flower vase" "the clumsy customer turned over the vase" "he tumped over his beer"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to move, usually with force or pressure

"the refugees were displaced by the war"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to herd, drive, or crowd together

"We herded the children into a spare classroom"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to move in a circuit or system

"The fan circulates the air in the room"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to be distributed

"This letter is being circulated among the faculty"

(... is a kind of displace ) force or drive out

"The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."

(... is a kind of displace ) cause someone or something to move by driving

"She drove me to school every day" "We drove the car to the garage"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to move fast or to rush or race

"The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"

(... is a kind of displace ) move with a sibilant sound

"He whooshed the doors open"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to run

"pour water over the floor"

(... is a kind of displace ) move around

"transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"

(... is a kind of displace ) force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings

"Drive away potential burglars" "drive away bad thoughts" "dispel doubts" "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to move forward

"Can you move the car seat forward?"

(... is a kind of displace ) transport commercially

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to go somewhere

"The explosion sent the car flying in the air" "She sent her children to camp" "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"

(... is a kind of displace ) move something or somebody around; usually over long distances

(... is a kind of displace ) move by saltation

"The sand grains are saltated by the wind"

(... is a kind of displace ) move something or somebody to a lower position

"take down the vase from the shelf"

(... is a kind of displace ) move upwards

"lift one's eyes"

(... is a kind of displace ) raise from a lower to a higher position

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

(... is a kind of displace ) let fall to the ground

"Don't drop the dishes"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to sink

"The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to move with a smooth or sliding motion

"he slipped the bolt into place"

(... is a kind of displace ) bring outside the body for surgery, of organs

(... is a kind of displace ) move upstage, forcing the other actors to turn away from the audience

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to move by means of an air current

"The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"

(... is a kind of displace ) use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu

"drag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense

"A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter"

(... is a kind of displace ) move or displace to one side so as to make lateral

(... is a kind of displace ) subject to movement in which every part of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point on the body

(... is a kind of displace ) drive something violently into a location

"he hit his fist on the table" "she struck her head on the low ceiling"

(... is a kind of displace ) move with a sling

"sling the cargo onto the ship"

(... is a kind of displace ) be transferred to another owner

"This restaurant changed hands twice last year"

(... is a kind of displace ) move from one place to another

"transfer the data" "transmit the news" "transfer the patient to another hospital"

(... is a kind of displace ) move through with or as if with a rake

"She raked her fingers through her hair"

(... is a kind of displace ) move by or as if by water

"The swollen river washed away the footbridge"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to move furtively and hurriedly

"The secret service agents hustled the speaker out of the amphitheater"

(... is a kind of displace ) move in a curve or arc, usually with the intent of hitting

"He swung his left fist" "swing a bat"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to move around a center so as to show another side of

"turn a page of a book"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to move around or rotate

"turn a key" "turn your palm this way"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to move along an axis or into a new direction

"turn your face to the wall" "turn the car around" "turn your dance partner around"

(... is a kind of displace ) move smoothly along a surface

"He slid the money over to the other gambler"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause an animal to move fast

"run the dogs"

(... is a kind of displace ) move, send, or bring as if by whistling

"Her optimism whistled away these worries"

(... is a kind of displace ) move with a thrashing motion

"The bird flapped its wings" "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"

(... is a kind of displace ) move as if accompanied by a singsong

"The porters singsonged the travellers' luggage up the mountain"

(... is a kind of displace ) force to leave or move out

"He was expelled from his native country"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to move around

(... is a kind of displace ) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

(... is a kind of displace ) keep engaged

"engaged the gears"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to move forward with force

"Steam propels this ship"

(... is a kind of displace ) get going; give impetus to

"launch a career" "Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process"

(... is a kind of displace ) arrange or or coil around

"roll your hair around your finger" "Twine the thread around the spool" "She wrapped her arms around the child"

(... is a kind of displace ) reverse the winding or twisting of

"unwind a ball of yarn"

(... is a kind of displace ) squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

"I squeezed myself into the corner"

(... is a kind of displace ) move into or onto

"work the raisins into the dough" "the student worked a few jokes into his presentation" "work the body onto the flatbed truck"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over

"spill the beans all over the table"

(... is a kind of displace ) destroy the arrangement or order of

"My son disarranged the papers on my desk"

(... is a kind of displace ) move by pulling hard

"The horse finally tugged the cart out of the mud"

(... is a kind of displace ) move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body

"You must carry your camping gear" "carry the suitcases to the car" "This train is carrying nuclear waste" "These pipes carry waste water into the river"

(... is a kind of displace ) move or establish in a new location

"We had to relocate the office because the rent was too high"

(... is a kind of displace ) move out of position

"dislocate joints" "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"

(... is a kind of displace ) change the position of (figures or bodies) in space without rotation

(... is a kind of displace ) assign to a station

(... is a kind of displace ) change the arrangement or position of

(... is a kind of displace ) send from one person or place to another

"transmit a message"

(... is a kind of displace ) move or pour through a funnel

"funnel the liquid into the small bottle"

(... is a kind of displace ) move or swing back and forth

"She waved her gun"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to move by pulling

"draw a wagon" "pull a sled"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause or allow (a liquid substance) to run or flow from a container

"spill the milk" "splatter water"

(... is a kind of displace ) dislodge from one's seat, as from a horse

(... is a kind of displace ) force, take, or pull apart

"He separated the fighting children" "Moses parted the Red Sea"

(... is a kind of displace ) move (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis

"She rolled the ball" "They rolled their eyes at his words"

(... is a kind of displace ) move with force

"He pushed the table into a corner"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to move back and forth

"rock the cradle" "rock the baby" "the wind swayed the trees gently"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern

(... is a kind of displace ) drive by or as if by pulsation

"A soft breeze pulsed the air"

(... is a kind of displace ) change place or direction

"Shift one's position"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to move or pass silently, smoothly, or imperceptibly

(... is a kind of displace ) move an implement through

"stir the soup" "stir my drink" "stir the soil"

(... is a kind of displace ) shock physically

"Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game"

(... is a kind of displace ) move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image

(... is a kind of displace ) move up and down

"The athlete pumps weights in the gym"

(... is a kind of displace ) pull up by or as if by the roots

"uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden"

(... is a kind of displace ) press down

"Depress the space key"

(... is a kind of displace ) take hold of something and move it to a different location

"lift the box onto the table"

(... is a kind of displace ) twitch or flutter

"the paper flicked"

(... is a kind of displace ) cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space

"The engine has a wheel that is playing in a rack"

(... is a kind of displace ) move in an agitated manner

"His fingers worked with tension"

(... is a kind of displace ) move text to the previous line; in printing

(... is a kind of displace ) move into the center

"That vase in the picture is not centered"

(displace causes ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(displace has a similar meaning as ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Samples where displace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour
  • discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor

Synonyms for displace in the sense of this definition

(displace is a kind of ...) take the place or move into the position of

"Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left" "the computer has supplanted the slide rule" "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"

Samples where displace or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The boss fired his secretary today
  • The company terminated 25% of its workers

Synonyms for displace in the sense of this definition

(displace is a kind of ...) remove from a position or an office

(... is a kind of displace ) make (someone) retire

"The director was retired after the scandal"

(... is a kind of displace ) let go from employment with an attractive pension

"The director was pensioned off when he got senile"

(... is a kind of displace ) force out

"The new boss cleaned out the lazy workers"

(... is a kind of displace ) dismiss, usually for economic reasons

"She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized"

(... is a kind of displace ) force out

"Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts"

(... is a kind of displace ) stop associating with

"They dropped her after she had a child out of wedlock"

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