Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] DISPLACE NP2[animate] NP1[theme[inanimate] DISPLACE NP2[patient[animate]]
NOTE: NP2 can also refer to a group of animate entities as in example 2.
The flood displaced not only the residents but the local wildlife as well.
The management has just displaced the entire IT division because of budget cuts.
The war has displaced thousands of women and children.
Our greedy landlord has already displaced several families who couldn't pay rent.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3
Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] DISPLACE NP2[inanimate]
Angiosperms only displaced the Jurassic-type flora at high latitudes.
Added sugars displaced the use of nutrients in the National Food Stamp Program.
The revised bill will displace the current bill in the house.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4