place on

place someone or something on someone or something

to put or lay someone or something on someone or something. The archbishop placed the crown on the new queen. The police officer placed Timmy on the sergeant's desk and gave him an ice-cream cone.
See also: on, place
References in classic literature ?
There was only one interpretation that I could place on what I had just seen and heard.
The coach drove up, and the reverend gentleman (after waiting characteristically for the woman's ladder) mounted to his place on the roof, behind the coachman.
Hereupon, a choleric gentleman, who had taken the fourth place on that seat, flew into a most violent passion, and said that it was a breach of contract to mix him up with such villainous company, and that it was poisonous and pernicious and infamous and shameful, and I don't know what else.
But, on the other hand, in a Greek drama there was never more than one scene, and all the action was supposed to take place on one day.
Had you followed Captain Ahab down into his cabin after the squall that took place on the night succeeding that wild ratification of his purpose with his crew, you would have seen him go to a locker in the transom, and bringing out a large wrinkled roll of yellowish sea charts, spread them before him on his screwed-down table.
We should have attacked Napoleon in the center or on the right, and the engagement would have taken place on the twenty-fifth, in the position we intended and had fortified.
The session is taking place on the first day of Transact 15 too, so it will really set the tone for what should be an excellent show.