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Meaning of displace

dis•place

Pronunciation: (dis-plās'), [key]
— -placed, -plac•ing.
  1. to compel (a person or persons) to leave home, country, etc.
  2. to move or put out of the usual or proper place.
  3. to take the place of; replace; supplant: Fiction displaces fact.
  4. to remove from a position, office, or dignity.
  5. to rid oneself of.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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