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- (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsˈpleɪs/, /dɪzˈpleɪs/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (US) IPA(key): /dɪsˈpleɪs/
- Rhymes: -eɪs
- To put out of place; to disarrange.
- To move something, or someone, especially to forcibly move people from their homeland.
- 2023 May 8, “Manipur: Thousands displaced as ethnic clashes grip north-eastern state”, in BBC News:
- Manipur: Thousands displaced as ethnic clashes grip north-eastern state
- 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.
- 1950 January, Cecil J. Allen, “British Locomotive Practice and Performance”, in Railway Magazine, page 13:
- All have gone the same way, and since the war have displaced up-to-date steam power on all their principal services by the all-conquering diesel.
- (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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