From Middle French desplacer (French: déplacer).
- (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsˈpleɪs/, /dɪzˈpleɪs/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (US) IPA(key): /dɪsˈpleɪs/
- Rhymes: -eɪs
displace (third-person singular simple present displaces, present participle displacing, simple past and past participle displaced)
- To put out of place; to disarrange.
- To move something, or someone, especially to forcibly move people from their homeland.
- To supplant, or take the place of something or someone; to substitute.
- To replace, on account of being superior to or more suitable than that which is being replaced.
- Electronic calculators soon displaced the older mechanical kind.
- (of a floating ship) To have a weight equal to that of the water displaced.
- (psychology) To repress.
- 2017, Megan Garber, “The Case for Shyness”, in The Atlantic:
- Freud considered shyness to be evidence of displaced narcissism.
to move something or someone
to supplant, or take the place of something or someone; to substitute
to have a weight equal to that of the water displaced
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