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English definition of “put yourself in sb's place/position/shoes”

put yourself in sb's place/position/shoes

to imagine how someone else feels in a difficult situation: Put yourself in my place - what else could I have done?Imagining and conceivingEmpathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassion Grammar:PutThe irregular verb put means ‘move something into a particular place’. The past simple form is put and the -ed form is put:See more
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