take the place of (someone or something)

idiom

: to replace (someone or something)
Who will take the place of the current pope?
Televisions began to take the place of radios in most families' homes.

Examples of take the place of (someone or something) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, there’s no clear executive to take the place of Musk, who’s widely seen as the driver behind its transformation from a scrappy Silicon Valley startup to the world’s most valuable automaker. Bloomberg, Orange County Register, 15 May 2024 But when beckoned by a staffer to take the place of one clumsy media buyer who’d just been figuratively killed by a replica of the series’ robot doll, Young-hee, this reporter demurred. Mikey O'Connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 May 2024 Stand-in actors take the place of the principal actor as the crew adjusts camera angles and lighting setups All casting notices can be found and applied for through MyCastingFile. Brayden Garcia, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10 May 2024 Last year, Alex Reisner reported in The Atlantic that more than 191,000 books had been absorbed into a data set called Books3, which was then used to train generative-AI large language models that may someday threaten to take the place of human writers. Rachel Khong, The Atlantic, 25 Apr. 2024 Eliminating Hamas’s leadership won’t necessarily debilitate the group, experts say, as Hamas lacks a single figurehead and there are many in line ready to take the place of those killed. Cate Brown, Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2024 The restaurant will take the place of the former Pomodoro’s Italian restaurant, next door to Citrus the Diner in the Natalie Commons Plaza. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 27 Mar. 2024 This data, which can take the place of scientific instruments, helped the group reconstruct temperature changes in the Caribbean waters for 300 years. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 13 Feb. 2024 In order to leave the house with Lennie, Ashlee and Clint have to bring an oxygen tank — there are four lined up in the living room — to take the place of the home ventilator that pumps air into her lungs. Gina Kolata Kim Raff, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024

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“Take the place of (someone or something).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20place%20of%20%28someone%20or%20something%29. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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