1 move, transfer, shift, relocate, dislocate, misplace, disturb, disarrange, disorder, unsettle:
The entire population of the village was displaced when the dam was built.
2 expel, unseat, eject, evict, exile, banish, depose, remove, oust, dismiss, discharge, cashier, Colloq fire, kick or throw out, Brit sack:
The voters displaced the corrupt council.
3 take the place of, supplant, replace, supersede, succeed:
Watching television has displaced reading in many modern homes.