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Related to take the place of: spurned, unmeasurable, two-fold, deteriorating, surpassed, misattributed, adhered
to happen. When will this party take place? It's taking place right now.
to happen The meeting took place in the lawyers' office on October 20th. Not all engineering failures take place suddenly and dramatically.
Usage notes: often take place suggests that something has happened at a particular time in a particular place
1. Happen, occur, as in Let me know where the ceremony will take place. [Second half of 1700s]
2. take the place of. Substitute for, as in These glasses will have to take the place of wine goblets, or Jane took her sister's place in line. [Second half of 1800s]
To happen; occur.