Synonyms for displace

Synonyms for (verb) displace

Synonyms: displace

Definition: cause to move, usually with force or pressure

Usage: the refugees were displaced by the war

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: 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: can, dismiss, displace, send away, sack, terminate, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack

Definition: terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position

Usage: The boss fired his secretary today; The company terminated 25% of its workers

Similar words: remove

Definition: remove from a position or an office


Synonyms: preempt, displace

Definition: take the place of or have precedence over

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

Similar words: supercede, supersede, supervene upon, supplant, replace

Definition: take the place or move into the position of

Usage: 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