Synonyms of place in English:

place


See definition of place

noun

1‘the hotel is an ideal place to have pre-dinner cocktails’

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location, site, spot, scene, setting, position, point, situation, area, region, whereabouts, locale

venue

technical locus

2‘she gets to visit millions of foreign places every year’

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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’

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home, house, flat, apartment, a roof over one's head

accommodation, establishment, property

rooms, quarters, lodgings

pied-à-terre

informal pad, digs

British informal gaff

formal residence, abode, dwelling, dwelling place, domicile, habitation

4‘I think if I were in your place, I'd agree’

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situation, position, circumstances, condition

informal shoes

5‘a place was reserved for her in the front row’

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seat, chair, position, space

6‘I offered him a place in the company’

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job, day job, position, post, appointment, situation, office

employment

informal berth

archaic employ

7‘I know my place’

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status, position, station, standing, grade, rank, footing, niche

dated estate

8‘she decided it was not her place to make such suggestions’

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responsibility, duty, job, task, role, function, part, concern, affair, mission, charge

right, privilege, prerogative


verb

1‘newspapers and magazines were placed on the table’

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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’

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put, lay, set, pin, invest

3‘a survey placed the company 13th for achievement’

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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’

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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’

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find employment for, find a job for

find a home for, accommodate, find accommodation for

allocate, assign, appoint


Phrases

    in place

      1‘the full length veil was held in place by a band of pearls’

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      in position, in situ

      2‘contingency plans should be in place’

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      ready, set up, established, arranged, in order, all set

    in place of

      ‘use lemon juice in place of salt’

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      instead of, as an alternative for, rather than, as a substitute for, as a replacement for, in exchange for, in lieu of

      in someone's stead

    out of place

      1‘I never saw her with a hair out of place’

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      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’

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      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’

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      incongruous, out of one's element, like a fish out of water, uncomfortable, ill at ease, uneasy

    put someone in his/her place

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      humiliate, take down a peg or two, deflate, crush, squelch, squash, humble, mortify, make someone eat humble pie, take the wind out of someone's sails

      informal

      cut down to size, settle someone's hash

      North American informal

      make someone eat crow

    put something in place

      ‘the rules which we shall put in place in the months ahead meet these criteria’

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      establish, set up, start, begin, get going, initiate, institute, form, found, create, bring into being, inaugurate, organize, lay the foundations of, build, construct, install, plant

    take place

      ‘people laid flowers at the spot where the crash took place’

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      happen, occur, come about, transpire, crop up, materialize, arise, chance, fall out

      North American informal

      go down

      literary

      come to pass, befall, betide

    take the place of

      ‘Lucy stepped in at very short notice to take Joan's place’

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      replace, stand in for, be a substitute for, substitute for, act for, fill in for, cover for

      take over from, relieve