take (someone's or something's) place

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take (someone's or something's) place

To substitute for someone or something; to stand in someone's or something's stead. It was decided that I would take my sister's place as the head of the company. Due to a scheduling conflict for the professor, the course on modernism has been canceled. I guess that course on 19th-century British Literature will have to take its place.
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take place

to happen. When will this party take place? It's taking place right now.
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take 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]
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take ˈplace

happen: The meeting will take place at eight o’clock.Some strange things had taken place in that old castle.
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take somebody’s ˈplace

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take the place of somebody

do something which another person was doing before; replace somebody: Miss Jones has left the school and this term her place has been taken by Mr Carter.I was sick, so Bill took my place at the meeting.
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take your ˈplace


1 go to the physical position that is necessary for an activity: We all took our places round the table.
2 take or accept the status in society that is correct or that you deserve: He is ready now to take his place as one of the fastest swimmers in history.
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take place

To happen; occur.
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References in classic literature ?
Instead of working wickedness by night and growing more debased in the assimilating of it by day, she shall take her place with the other Angels.
And she really asked you to take her place here, at a moment's notice?
Lady Southdown drove out in a pony-chaise, when Rebecca would take her place by the Dowager's side and listen to her solemn talk with the utmost interest.