Synonyms of place in English:



  • 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


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  • 2 I would never betray the trust you placed in me
    put, lay, set, pin, invest
  • 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


in place

  • 1 the full length veil was held in place by a band of pearls
    in position, in situ

in place of

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

out of place

  • 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 criteria establishset upstartbeginget goinginitiateinstituteformfoundcreatebring into beinginaugurateorganizelay the foundations ofbuildconstructinstallplant

take place

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

take the place of

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

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