put (oneself) in (someone's) place

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put (oneself) in (someone's) place

To imagine oneself in the situation or circumstances of another person so as to understand or empathize with their perspective, opinion, or point of view. Before being quick to judge someone for their actions, you should always try to put yourself in their place. Everyone is human, after all. Put yourself in my place and then tell me what you would have done! It isn't as straightforward as you're making it seem!
See also: place, put