[ em-pleys ]
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verb (used with object),em·placed, em·plac·ing.
  1. to put in place or position: A statue was emplaced in the square.

Origin of emplace

First recorded in 1860–65; back formation from emplacement

Words Nearby emplace

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How to use emplace in a sentence

  • The troublesome Austrian battery was put so completely out of action that the enemy never thought it worth while to re-emplace it.

    Many Fronts | Lewis R. Freeman
  • They're going to emplace that gun somewhere up on the hill-side, and pepper our people on their way back.'

    On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles | Thomas Charles Bridges
  • The male employs weaving, twisting, and pecking motions of the head to emplace material.

  • It is impossible to mark out the enceinte of the ancient town, or indeed to emplace it with any exactitude.

    History of Phoenicia | George Rawlinson

British Dictionary definitions for emplace


/ (ɪmˈpleɪs) /

  1. (tr) to put in place or position

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