verb (used with object), em·placed, em·plac·ing.

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
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Related Words for emplace

locate, set, place, install, put, situate, arrange

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(tr) to put in place or position
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Word Origin and History for emplace

1865, back-formation from emplacement.

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