verb (used with object), dis·placed, dis·plac·ing.
Examples from the Web for displace
But as machines continue to displace humans in a range of fields, they may exacerbate our structural problems with jobs growth.Robotic Technologies Could Aggravate the U.S. Problem of Slow Jobs Growth|Robert Shapiro|July 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And yet stories of individual acts of kindness and bravery are beginning to displace the horror.‘In the Face of Evil, Americans Will Lift Up What’s Good’|Eleanor Clift|April 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As someone who rejects that view, play futurist for a second: What kind of technologies could displace the Internet?The Internet Won’t Save Us: Evgeny Morozov’s Stand Against Technology Solutionism|Robert Herritt|March 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The 40th mile of capacity will displace gasoline only on trips over 40 miles.
The first mile worth of battery capacity added to the vehicle will displace gasoline every time you use it.
In Europe, the birthplace of the three-phase system, it has failed to displace continuous current for transmission work.Electric Transmission of Water Power|Alton D. Adams
The President and cabinet are still at work on the one hundred clerks in the departments whom they wish to displace.A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital|John Beauchamp Jones
"A sharp tug at the cord will displace the nets," went on Saya Chone.Jack Haydon's Quest|John Finnemore
You accumulate machinery,—you increase the total of wealth; but what becomes of the labour you displace?Zanoni|Edward Bulwer Lytton
The best they ever did was to displace the hinge for a flexible bit of steel plate.The Iron Ration|George Abel Schreiner
British Dictionary definitions for displace
Word Origin and History for displace
1550s, from Middle French desplacer (15c.), from des- (see dis-) + placer "to place." Related: Displaced; displacing. Displaced person "refugee" is from 1944.