Synonyms for displace

Grammar : Verb
Spell : dis-pleys
Phonetic Transcription : dɪsˈpleɪs

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Définition of displace

Origin :
  • 1550s, from Middle French desplacer (15c.), from des- (see dis-) + placer "to place." Related: Displaced; displacing. Displaced person "refugee" is from 1944.
  • verb move, remove from normal place
  • verb remove from position of responsibility
Example sentences :
  • Gates endeavored to displace Washington, but ruined himself in the attempt.
  • Extract from : « The Siege of Boston » by Allen French
  • There was an interval of slight awkwardness, which Susy endeavored to displace.
  • Extract from : « A Waif of the Plains » by Bret Harte
  • We floated like corks, we were so light, and so little water did we displace.
  • Extract from : « Wandl the Invader » by Raymond King Cummings
  • The yellow newspapers thrive and displace all the others because he likes them.
  • Extract from : « Folkways » by William Graham Sumner
  • The nation did not send them to displace, but to support me.
  • Extract from : « Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. II » by Fleury de Chaboulon.
  • He was sure that he, the stranger, had been a fool to imagine that he could ever displace Phil.
  • Extract from : « The Trail of the Hawk » by Sinclair Lewis
  • The Hornblower engine had been heralded as sure to displace the Watt.
  • Extract from : « James Watt » by Andrew Carnegie
  • "In the name of the people, I am sent to displace and to succeed you," was the answer.
  • Extract from : « Edmond Dants » by Edmund Flagg
  • The tonnage of man is estimated by the amount of whiskey he can displace in a day.
  • Extract from : « Mark Twain's Speeches » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • In this position they try to displace each other by shouldering.
  • Extract from : « Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium » by Jessie H. Bancroft

Antonyms for displace

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