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 for To take the place of
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Place \Place\ (pl[=a]s), n. [F., fr. L. platea a street, an
     area, a courtyard, from Gr. platei^a a street, properly fem.
     of platy`s, flat, broad; akin to Skr. p[.r]thu, Lith. platus.
     Cf. Flawn, Piazza, Plate, Plaza.]
     1. Any portion of space regarded as measured off or distinct
        from all other space, or appropriated to some definite
        object or use; position; ground; site; spot; rarely,
        unbounded space.
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              Here is the place appointed.          --Shak.
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              What place can be for us
              Within heaven's bound?                --Milton.
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              The word place has sometimes a more confused sense,
              and stands for that space which any body takes up;
              and so the universe is a place.       --Locke.
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     2. A broad way in a city; an open space; an area; a court or
        short part of a street open only at one end. "Hangman boys
        in the market place." --Shak.
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     3. A position which is occupied and held; a dwelling; a
        mansion; a village, town, or city; a fortified town or
        post; a stronghold; a region or country.
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              Are you native of this place?         --Shak.
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     4. Rank; degree; grade; order of priority, advancement,
        dignity, or importance; especially, social rank or
        position; condition; also, official station; occupation;
        calling. "The enervating magic of place." --Hawthorne.
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              Men in great place are thrice servants. --Bacon.
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              I know my place as I would they should do theirs.
                                                    --Shak.
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     5. Vacated or relinquished space; room; stead (the departure
        or removal of another being or thing being implied). "In
        place of Lord Bassanio." --Shak.
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     6. A definite position or passage of a document.
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              The place of the scripture which he read was this.
                                                    --Acts viii.
                                                    32.
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     7. Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding; as,
        he said in the first place.
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     8. Reception; effect; -- implying the making room for.
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              My word hath no place in you.         --John viii.
                                                    37.
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     9. (Astron.) Position in the heavens, as of a heavenly body;
        -- usually defined by its right ascension and declination,
        or by its latitude and longitude.
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     10. (Racing) The position of first, second, or third at the
         finish, esp. the second position. In betting, to win a
         bet on a horse for place it must, in the United States,
         finish first or second, in England, usually, first,
         second, or third.
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     Place of arms (Mil.), a place calculated for the rendezvous
        of men in arms, etc., as a fort which affords a safe
        retreat for hospitals, magazines, etc. --Wilhelm.
  
     High place (Script.), a mount on which sacrifices were
        offered. "Him that offereth in the high place." --Jer.
        xlviii. 35.
  
     In place, in proper position; timely.
  
     Out of place, inappropriate; ill-timed; as, his remarks
        were out of place.
  
     Place kick (Football), the act of kicking the ball after it
        has been placed on the ground.
  
     Place name, the name of a place or locality. --London
        Academy.
  
     To give place, to make room; to yield; to give way; to give
        advantage. "Neither give place to the devil." --Eph. iv.
        27. "Let all the rest give place." --Shak.
  
     To have place, to have a station, room, or seat; as, such
        desires can have no place in a good heart.
  
     To take place.
         (a) To come to pass; to occur; as, the ceremony will not
             take place.
         (b) To take precedence or priority. --Addison.
         (c) To take effect; to prevail. "If your doctrine takes
             place." --Berkeley. "But none of these excuses would
             take place." --Spenser.
  
     To take the place of, to be substituted for.
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     Syn: Situation; seat; abode; position; locality; location;
          site; spot; office; employment; charge; function; trust;
          ground; room; stead.
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