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

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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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Mines are munitions that are emplaced on the battlefield in order to modify enemy behavior. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Army Is Building a Smarter Land Mine," 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, "The U.S. Army Is Trying to Design a Civilian-Safe Land Mine," 14 Nov. 2018 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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