Definition of displace :
1. To change the place of; to remove from the usual or proper place; to put out of place; to place in another situation; as, the books in the library are all displaced.
2. To crowd out; to take the place of.
3. To dislodge; to drive away; to banish.
4. To remove from a state, office, dignity, or employment; to discharge; to depose; as, to displace an officer of the revenue.
finish, drive out, run, travel, send away, strike, unsettle, cut out, apprize, squeeze out, affect, depose, rout out, open fire, dissolve, dismiss, apprise, relocate, ignore, brush off, fire, fuel, evict, disregard, gouge, propel, shake, burn down, deracinate, move, send word, prompt, give the axe, give the bounce, discharge, net, can, preempt, incite, go off, arouse, bump, shift, terminate, give the gate, cease, eject, clear, uproot, send packing, sack, put up, force out, sack up, usher out, rouse, discount, crowd out, plunder, end, push aside, squirt, remove, act, motivate, give notice, make a motion, go, provoke, evoke, proceed, raise, throw out, locomote, tin, actuate, notify, enkindle, kindle, impress, burn, stop, elicit, drop, brush aside, be active, advise, give the sack
derange (part of speech: verb)
disorganize, convulse, discompose, disarrange, tamper, muddle, scatter, derange, jumble, disturb, meddle, swirl, whisk, toss, ruffle, dislocate, mislay, confuse, trouble, roil, ferment, roughen, churn, rummage, mix-up, mess, dishevel, botch, capsize, misplace, confound, agitate, tumble, clutter, upset, scramble, rumple, ripple, hash, perturb, whip, disorder, tousle, blur, muss
substitute (part of speech: verb)
dislocate (part of speech: verb)
- We have hardly seen our way- acting merely on our own initiative- to displace him.
- But as he yields to the new Spirit dominant within, a spirit of humility, of modesty will gradually displace so much of the other as is abnormal. - "Quiet Talks on Power", S.D. Gordon.
- Is it true, then, that colored people can displace any more white labor by being free than by remaining slaves? - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.