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.”