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 for Placing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Place \Place\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Placed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Placing.] [Cf. F. placer. See Place, n.]
     1. To assign a place to; to put in a particular spot or
        place, or in a certain relative position; to direct to a
        particular place; to fix; to settle; to locate; as, to
        place a book on a shelf; to place balls in tennis.
  
     Syn: Put.
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                Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. To put or set in a particular rank, office, or position;
        to surround with particular circumstances or relations in
        life; to appoint to certain station or condition of life;
        as, in whatever sphere one is placed.
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              Place such over them to be rulers.    --Ex. xviii.
                                                    21.
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     3. To put out at interest; to invest; to loan; as, to place
        money in a bank.
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     4. To set; to fix; to repose; as, to place confidence in a
        friend. "My resolution 's placed." --Shak.
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     5. To attribute; to ascribe; to set down.
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              Place it for her chief virtue.        --Shak.
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     6. (Racing) To determine or announce the place of at the
        finish. Usually, in horse racing only the first three
        horses are placed officially.
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     7. (Rugby Football) To place-kick ( a goal).
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     8. to recognize or identify (a person). [Colloq. U.S.]
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