Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To put out of place; take the place of.

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Usage examples "displace":

  1. At present, the work of teaching must not only transform natural tendencies into trained habits of thought, but must also fortify the mind against irrational tendencies current in the social environment, and help displace erroneous habits already produced. - "How We Think", John Dewey.
  2. I would be suspected of trying to displace an officer for the position for myself, or for a friend standing behind me. - "A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences", Laura S. Haviland.
  3. But might not the new flow in naturally, and displace the old? - "Dawn", Mrs. Harriet A. Adams.