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English definition of “place”

place

verb (POSITION)    /pleɪs/
B2 [I or T] to put something in a particular position : She placed the letter in front of me. She placed her name on the list of volunteers . I'd place him among the ten most brilliant scientists of his age . [+ obj + adj ] The horse was placed first/second/third in its first race (= finished the race in first/second/third position ).Placing and positioning an object place an advertisement, bet, order, etc. C1 to arrange to have an advertisement , bet , order , etc.: We placed the order for the furniture six weeks ago. They were placing bets (= gambling ) on who would win .Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trappingGambling and bookmakingTaking risks place emphasis, importance, etc. on sth C2 to give something emphasis , importance , etc.: She placed the emphasis on the word ' soon '. He placed importance on a comfortable lifestyle (= it was important to him).Stressing and emphasizing [T] to find someone a job : The students are placed in/with companies for a period of work experience .Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
(Definition of place verb (POSITION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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