em·​place | \ im-ˈplās How to pronounce emplace (audio) \
emplaced; emplacing; emplaces

Definition of emplace

transitive verb

: to put into position missiles emplaced around the city

Examples of emplace in a Sentence

the plan is to emplace more guns on the ridge north of the camp
Recent Examples on the Web Kevin had personally watched this man bury IEDs and train others how to emplace bombs. Annie Jacobsen, Wired, 20 Jan. 2021 Incentives, properly emplaced and communicated, are one excellent way to encourage behaviors based on your company’s values. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2020 The state Transportation Department is offering to produce and emplace roadside memorials as a way to keep highways free of roadside safety hazards. USA TODAY, 15 Nov. 2019 Older mine-hunting systems typically involved putting human divers or even marine mammals into the water to check out suspected mines, then emplacing explosives to destroy them at a distance. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 10 Sep. 2019 Mines are munitions that are emplaced on the battlefield in order to modify enemy behavior. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 16 July 2019 Mines are munitions that are emplaced on the battlefield in order to modify enemy behavior. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 16 July 2019 Consider such a system of anti-tank munitions emplaced in the path of an oncoming enemy tank force. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 14 Nov. 2018 How do such large lava flows get emplaced on the ocean floor? Erik Klemetti, WIRED, 6 Sep. 2013 See More

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First Known Use of emplace

circa 1627, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for emplace

back-formation from emplacement

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“Emplace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emplace. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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