What does the word Displace means?

By Louise, Denmark - 30th Sep. -2007

When you displace something, you usually take its place. Most of the time, this replacement is done forcibly.

For examples:

• A growing number of employees in the old factory have been displaced by computers.

• According to this report, moderates are likely to be displaced by extremists.

• There’s no way that technology will displace teachers in schools and colleges.

Displace has another meaning as well.

When a group of people are displaced, they are forced to move from the place where they are living.

• The proposed dam will displace thousands of villagers.

• I am joining an organization that helps people who have been displaced.

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