place (someone)

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place (someone)

To recognize and remember who someone is. They showed me a picture of a suspect and asked if I knew who it was, but I couldn't place her. A: "Do you remember my friend Tom?" B: "I know the name, but I can't place him."
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place someone

to recall someone's name; to recall the details about a person that would help you identify the person. I am sorry, I can't seem to place you. Could you tell me your name again? I can't place her. Did I meet her once before?
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"People may think they are helping by giving tents out - but, please, think about the risks you are placing someone under.
"People may think they are helping by giving tents out - but please, think about the risks you are placing someone under.
Placing someone in charge in advance gives clear direction of who is responsible should a situation develop.
During the hearing, Justice Farooq remarked, 'What is the legal provision regarding placing someone on the ECL?'
During the hearing, Justice Farooq remarked, "What is the legal provision regarding placing someone on the ECL?"brOn Saturday, the vehicle of Colonel Joseph ran a red light and rammed into a motorcycle killing Ateeq Baig on the spot and injuring another.Colonel Joseph, station house officer (SHO) of Kohsar police station, Islamabad inspector general (IG) and interior secretary were made parties in the petition filed with the IHC on Wednesday.
But you can put yourself in the best position to avoid an embarrassing arrest or placing someone else in danger.
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III on Friday said confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa is qualified for the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Witness Protection Program (WPP), deferring to the decision of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II in placing someone once among the country's most wanted under state protection.
Instead of placing someone on a schedule or throwing scholarship forms or job training applications in their face, I'll simply leave my contact information.
On the contrary, (Meherzi) has even refused to sign the statement (following his interrogation)… I will ask that Tarek Chkioua is tried for placing someone in detention without any legal basis."
Awlaki's father that sought to force the administration to disclose the criteria for placing someone on the "kill list" -- a legal gambit that would have invited unprecedented judicial intervention into battlefield decisions in the absence of congressional or legal authorization.But the legitimacy of such targeted strikes against US citizens would be bolstered by additional review.
Placing someone with a highly-infectious, and sometimes fatal, disease in close proximity to already ill people is bordering on criminal.
The court noted the obvious-that the removal of the protective equipment constituted conduct placing someone in imminent harm.
So, where is the punishment in placing someone in a gang, feeding them, sheltering them and allowing them to learn how to be better criminals?
The criteria for placing someone on a "no fly" list are very stringent, Clapper said.
No other country rewards supporters in quite the same way because placing someone completely ignorant of local issues in a key diplomatic position has serious consequences.
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