displace
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displace
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to move a substance)
a. desplazar
How much water did the weight displace when we placed it in the beaker?¿Cuánta agua desplazó la pesa cuando la colocamos en el vaso?
2. (to take the place of)
a. reemplazar
Smart phones have begun to displace iPods in the market.Los teléfonos inteligentes han empezado a reemplazar los iPods en el mercado.
b. sustituir
Christianity displaced many of the local religions as it spread throughout the Roman Empire.El cristianismo sustituyó muchas religiones locales a medida que se extendió por el Imperio Romano.
3. (to force to leave one's home)
a. desplazar
The war displaced millions of people in the region.La guerra desplazó a millones de personas en la región.
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displace
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (shift)
a. desplazar
displaced personsdesplazados mpl
2. (supplant)
a. sustituir
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displace [dɪsˈpleɪs]
transitive verb
1 (Fís) [+liquid, mass] desplazar
The vessel, 282 feet long and displacing 1500 tons, sank stern first
2 (replace) reemplazar
3 (remove from office) destituir
4 (force to leave home) desplazar
Serbian forces are responsible for the war and for displacing hundreds of thousands of Croats and Muslims
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