displace displace  /dɪs ˈpleɪs/


  1. (v) take the place of or have precedence over
  2. (v) terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
  3. (v) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
  4. (v) cause to move, usually with force or pressure


  1. Fires in Arizona and California consume thousands of acres and displace hundreds of people.
  2. Raging fires in Colorado displace residents and approaches Denver city limits.
  3. The founders of whole language never intended it to displace the teaching of phonics or proper spelling, but that's what happened in many places.


  1. The Pinochet Miracle: 25 Years Ago, Chile Said ‘No’ to a Brutal Dictator, and He Went Away

    Frank Greer has more than 35 years of experience as a political consultant and advocacy expert serving major foundations, public interest groups and labor organizations. In 1987, he traveled to Chile to collaborate on a grassroots campaign that helped displace military dictator Augusto Pinochet, and would 25 years later become the basis for the Participant Media film No.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Takepart.com via Yahoo! News

  2. Video: Floods displace nearly 200,000 in western Canada

    Record rainfall, combined with snowmelt from the Canadian Rockies, have caused unprecedented flooding in Calgary, Canada's third largest city, and displaced nearly 200,000 people from their homes. Andrea Lucia reports.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: CBS News

  3. Worthington to close Medina, NY, operations

    Worthington Industries Inc. said Friday that it will close its BernzOmatic hand torch manufacturing operations in Medina, N.Y., in a move that may displace 174 workers. The company said it plans to consolidate ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News


  1. "I do believe that it is a matter of importance," Specter said. "It's not going to displace the stimulus package or the Iraq war, but I think the integrity of football is very important, and I think the National Football League has a special...
    on Feb 1, 2008 By: Arlen Specter Source: Town Hall

  2. "More and more it appears that companies are using H-1B visas to displace qualified, American workers," Grassley said in a statement.
    on May 14, 2007 By: Charles Grassley Source: Reuters

  3. "USC has had a phenomenal run of excellence the last seven, eight years under Pete Carroll," Haden said. "But I don't think anyone's going to displace Notre Dame as college football's institutional brand."
    on Nov 25, 2008 By: Pat Haden Source: eTaiwan News

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