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place

Synonyms of place in English:

noun

  • 1 an ideal place for dinner
    technical locus
  • 2 foreign places
    country, state, area, region, town, city;
    locality, district
    literary clime
  • 3 a place of her own
    home, house, flat, apartment;
    rooms, quarters
    informal pad, digs
    formal residence, abode, dwelling (place), domicile, habitation
  • 4 if I were in your place, I'd sell now
    situation, position, circumstances
    informal shoes
  • 5 a place was reserved for her
    seat, chair, space
  • 6 I offered him a place in the company
  • 7 I know my place
    dated estate, station
  • 8 it was not her place to sort it out
    right, privilege, prerogative
  • verb

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  • 1 books were placed on the table
    put (down), set (down), lay, deposit, position, plant, rest, stand, station, situate, leave
    informal stick, dump, park, plonk, pop, plunk
  • 2 the trust you placed in me
    put, lay, set, invest
  • 3 a survey placed the company sixth
    rank, order, grade, class, classify, categorize;
    put, set, assign
  • 4 Joe couldn't quite place her
    identify, recognize, remember, put a name to, pin down;
    locate, pinpoint
  • 5 we were placed with foster parents
    house with, billet to;
    allocate to, assign to, appoint to
  • Phrases

    in the first place

    1
    in the first place, you're not old enough
    initially, at first, at the start, at the outset, in/at the beginning, in the first instance, to begin with, to start with, originally

    in place

    1
  • 1.1 the veil was held in place by pearls
    in position, in situ
  • 2.1 the plans are in place
    ready, set up, all set, established, arranged, in order
  • in place of

    2
    in place of fresh flowers, use sprays of dried lavender
    instead of, rather than, as a substitute for, as a replacement for, in exchange for, in lieu of;
    in someone's stead

    out of place

    3
  • 1.1 she never had a hair out of place
    out of position, out of order, in disarray, disarranged, in a mess, messy, topsy-turvy, muddled
  • 2.1 he said something out of place
    inappropriate, unsuitable, unseemly, improper, untoward, out of keeping, unbecoming, wrong
  • 3.1 she seemed out of place at the literary parties
    incongruous, out of one's element, like a fish out of water;
    uncomfortable, uneasy
  • put someone in their place

    4
    Marsha's father-in-law finally spoke up and put that hateful woman in her place
    humiliate, take down a peg or two, deflate, crush, squash, humble
    informal cut down to size, settle someone's hash, make someone eat crow

    take place

    5
    the site where the crash took place

    take the place of

    6
    I know I'll never be able to take the place of your father
    replace, stand in for, substitute for, act for, fill in for, cover for, relieve

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