When you displace something, you usually take its place. Most of the time this replacement is done forcibly. For example, 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. * “We need some change, I guess. 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 organisation that helps people who have been displaced.”

Source: ‘Know Your English’ ( The Hindu) – September 04, 2007



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