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Synonyms of place in English:


  • 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
    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 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
    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
  • 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
    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
    the site where the crash took place
    take the place of
    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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