em·​place | \im-ˈplās \
emplaced; emplacing; emplaces

Definition of emplace 

transitive verb

: to put into position missiles emplaced around the city

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Examples of emplace in a Sentence

the plan is to emplace more guns on the ridge north of the camp

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How do such large lava flows get emplaced on the ocean floor? Erik Klemetti, WIRED, "“Largest Volcano on Earth”? It Is All About Timing," 6 Sep. 2013

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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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The first known use of emplace was circa 1627

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