emplace

[ em-pleys ]
/ ɛmˈpleɪs /

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

to put in place or position: A statue was emplaced in the square.

Nearby words

  1. empiricism,
  2. empiricist,
  3. empirin,
  4. empirism,
  5. empiristic,
  6. emplacement,
  7. emplane,
  8. emplectite,
  9. emplore,
  10. employ

Origin of emplace

First recorded in 1860–65; back formation from emplacement

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British Dictionary definitions for emplace

emplace

/ (ɪmˈpleɪs) /

verb

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

emplace

v.

1865, back-formation from emplacement.

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