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English definition of “place”

place

verb     /pleɪs/
place sth in/on, etc B2 to put something somewhere carefully : She placed a large dish in front of me.Placing and positioning an object
[T] to cause someone to be in a situation : One stupid action has placed us all at risk .Causing things to happen
can't place sb to not be able to remember who someone is or where you have met them: I recognize her face , but I can't quite place her.Forgetting and forgetfulness
place an advertisement/bet/order, etc to arrange to have an advertisement / bet / order , etc Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
place emphasis/importance, etc on sth to give something emphasis / importance , etc : They place a lot of importance on qualifications .Classifying and creating order
(Definition of place verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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