Synonyms of place in English:

place

noun

  • 1 the hotel is an ideal place to have pre-dinner cocktails
  • 2 she gets to visit millions of foreign places every year
    town, city, village, hamlet; country, state, area, region; locality, district, neighbourhood, quarter, section
    literary clime
  • 3 at last she had a place of her own
    home, house, flat, apartment, a roof over one's head; accommodation, establishment, property; rooms, quarters, lodgings; Frenchpied-à-terre
    informal pad, digs
    British informal gaff
  • 4 I think if I were in your place, I'd agree
    situation, position, circumstances, condition
    informal shoes
  • 5 a place was reserved for her in the front row
    seat, chair, position, space
  • 6 I offered him a place in the company
    job, day job, position, post, appointment, situation, office; employment
    informal berth
    archaic employ
  • 7 I know my place
    status, position, station, standing, grade, rank, footing, niche
    dated estate
  • 8 she decided it was not her place to make such suggestions
    responsibility, duty, job, task, role, function, part, concern, affair, mission, charge; right, privilege, prerogative
  • Phrases

    in place

  • 1 the full length veil was held in place by a band of pearls
    in position, in situ
  • 2 contingency plans should be in place
    ready, set up, established, arranged, in order, all set
  • in place of

    use lemon juice in place of salt maybe Newman can go in my placeinstead ofas an alternative forrather thanas a substitute foras a replacement forin exchange forin lieu ofin someone's stead

    out of place

  • 1 I never saw her with a hair out of place
    out of position, out of order, in disorder, disarranged, in disarray, disorganized, in a mess, messy, topsy-turvy, muddled
  • 2 he has never said anything to me that was out of place
    inappropriate, unsuitable, unseemly, improper, untoward, inapposite, out of keeping, unbecoming, unfit, misplaced, wrong
  • 3 such a glamorous woman seemed out of place in a launderette
    incongruous, out of one's element, like a fish out of water, uncomfortable, ill at ease, uneasy
  • put someone in his/her place

    humiliatetake down a peg or twodeflatecrushsquelchsquashhumblemortifymake someone eat humble pietake the wind out of someone's sails informalcut down to sizesettle someone's hashNorth American informalmake someone eat crow

    put something in place

    the rules which we shall put in place in the months ahead meet these criteriaestablishset upstartbeginget goinginitiateinstituteformfoundcreatebring into beinginaugurateorganizelay the foundations ofbuildconstructinstallplant

    take place

    people laid flowers at the spot where the crash took placehappenoccurcome abouttranspirecrop upmaterializearisechancefall outNorth American informalgo down literarycome to passbefallbetide

    take the place of

    Lucy stepped in at very short notice to take Joan's placereplacestand in forbe a substitute forsubstitute foract forfill in forcover fortake over fromrelieve

    verb

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  • 1 newspapers and magazines were placed on the table
    put down, put, set, set down, lay down, deposit, position, plant, rest, stand, sit, settle, station, situate, leave, stow, prop, lean; arrange, set out, array
    informal stick, dump, bung, park, plonk, pop
    North American informal plunk
  • 2 I would never betray the trust you placed in me
    put, lay, set, pin, invest
  • 3 a survey placed the company 13th for achievement
    rank, order, put in order, grade, group, arrange, sort, class, classify, categorize; put, set, assign
  • 4 she seemed familiar, but Joe couldn't quite place her
    identify, recognize, remember, put one's finger on, put a name to, pin down, locate, pinpoint
  • 5 the agency had placed 3,000 people in work the children were placed with foster-parents
    find employment for, find a job for; find a home for, accommodate, find accommodation for; allocate, assign, appoint
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