take place

idiomatic phrase

: happen, occur
The conference is scheduled to take place in June.
Fighting over a disputed section of the border is taking place in remote jungle …James Brooke
What's clear amid the debate is that a remarkable revolution has taken place in the care and treatment of America's children.LynNell Hancock et al.

Examples of take place in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Black Music Action Coalition Gala The Black Music Action Coalition’s third annual BMAC Gala took place in Beverly Hills on Thursday to honor artists, executives, entrepreneurs and activists that have utilized their platforms to affect positive change and help improve equity within the community. Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Sep. 2023 The alleged incident took place in 2008 when the woman was working for a media company that was in the same building as the BBC’s Los Angeles office, according to BBC News. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 22 Sep. 2023 The meeting pointedly did not take place at the White House, as Netanyahu would have preferred, but in a New York hotel on the margins of the annual United Nations General Assembly, which both leaders were attending this week, Tracy Wilkinson reported. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2023 The Battle of Midway took place at the Midway Atoll, a cluster of islands located roughly 1,000 nautical miles northwest of Honolulu. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Sep. 2023 The award ceremony took place only hours after Lizzo was slapped with a lawsuit from a former wardrobe designer for her tour earlier this year. Emily Zemler, Rolling Stone, 22 Sep. 2023 The drama takes place in a gray city that, from a distance, seems like an oppressive monolith and, in closeup, is revealed as a crumbling wasteland. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 22 Sep. 2023 Twenty-seven Powerball drawings have taken place since the $1.08 billion jackpot was won in July. Elizabeth Wolfe, CNN, 21 Sep. 2023 The scene takes place in episode three of season one—and marks the beginning of their relationship, one which unfolds over the course of nine seasons. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 21 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of take place was in 1770

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“Take place.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20place. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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