- 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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Examples from the Web for emplace
The male employs weaving, twisting, and pecking motions of the head to emplace material.
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
It is impossible to mark out the enceinte of the ancient town, or indeed to emplace it with any exactitude.History of Phoenicia
- (tr) to put in place or position
Word Origin and History for emplace
1865, back-formation from emplacement.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper