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  ( places    plural & 3rd person present)   ( placing    present participle)   ( placed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A place is any point, building, area, town, or country.  
usu with supp  
...Temple Mount, the place where the Temple actually stood., ...a list of museums and places of interest..., We're going to a place called Mont-St-Jean., ...the opportunity to visit new places..., The best place to catch fish on a canal is close to a lock..., The pain is always in the same place.     
2       n-sing   You can use the place to refer to the point, building, area, town, or country that you have already mentioned.  
the N  
Except for the remarkably tidy kitchen, the place was a mess...     
3       n-count   You can refer to somewhere that provides a service, such as a hotel, restaurant, or institution, as a particular kind of place.  
usu with supp  
He found a bed-and-breakfast place..., My wife and I discovered some superb places to eat...     
4    When something takes place, it happens, especially in a controlled or organized way.  
take place      phrase   V inflects  
The discussion took place in a famous villa on the lake's shore..., Elections will now take place on November the twenty-fifth.     
5       n-sing   Place can be used after `any', `no', `some', or `every' to mean `anywhere', `nowhere', `somewhere', or `everywhere'.  
  (mainly AM)  
INFORMAL   det N  
The poor guy obviously didn't have any place to go for Easter...     
6       adv   If you go places, you visit pleasant or interesting places.  
  (mainly AM)   ADV after v  
I don't have money to go places...     
7       n-count   You can refer to the position where something belongs, or where it is supposed to be, as its place.  
poss N  
He returned the album to its place on the shelf..., He returned to his place on the sofa.     
8       n-count   A place is a seat or position that is available for someone to occupy.  
usu with supp  
He walked back to the table and sat at the nearest of two empty places...     
9       n-count   Someone's or something's place in a society, system, or situation is their position in relation to other people or things.  
with poss  
...the important place of Christianity in our national culture.     
10       n-count   Your place in a race or competition is your position in relation to the other competitors. If you are in first place, you are ahead of all the other competitors.  
usu sing, usu ord N  
Jane's goals helped Britain win third place in the Barcelona games...     
11       n-count   If you get a place in a team, on a committee, or on a course of study, for example, you are accepted as a member of the team or committee or as a student on the course.  
usu with supp  
I eventually got a place at York University..., They should be in residential care but there are no places available...     
12       n-sing   A good placeto do something in a situation or activity is a good time or stage at which to do it.  
with supp, oft N to-inf, N for n/-ing   (=time)  
It seemed an appropriate place to end somehow..., This is not the place for a lengthy discussion.     
13       n-count   Your place is the house or flat where you live.  
INFORMAL   usu sing, usu poss N  
Let's all go back to my place!..., He kept encouraging Rosie to find a place of her own.     
14       n-count   Your placein a book or speech is the point you have reached in reading the book or making the speech.  
usu sing, usu poss N  
He lost his place in his notes.     
15       n-count   If you say how many decimal places there are in a number, you are saying how many numbers there are to the right of the decimal point.  
usu num N  
A pocket calculator only works to eight decimal places.     
16       verb   If you place something somewhere, you put it in a particular position, especially in a careful, firm, or deliberate way.  
Brand folded it in his handkerchief and placed it in the inside pocket of his jacket...      V n prep/adv  
Chairs were hastily placed in rows for the parents.      V n prep/adv  
17       verb   To place a person or thing in a particular state means to cause them to be in it.   (=put)  
Widespread protests have placed the President under serious pressure...      V n prep  
The remaining 30 percent of each army will be placed under UN control.      be V-ed prep  
18       verb   You can use place instead of `put' or `lay' in certain expressions where the meaning is carried by the following noun. For example, if you place emphasison something, you emphasize it, and if you place the blameon someone, you blame them.   (=put)  
He placed great emphasis on the importance of family life and ties...      V n on/upon n  
His government is placing its faith in international diplomacy.      V n in n  
19       verb   If you place someone or something in a particular class or group, you label or judge them in that way.   (=put)  
The authorities have placed the drug in Class A, the same category as heroin and cocaine...      V n prep  
20       verb   If a competitor is placed first, second, or last, for example, that is their position at the end of a race or competition. In American English, be placed often means `finish in second position'.  
usu passive  
I had been placed 2nd and 3rd a few times but had never won...      be V-ed ord  
Second-placed Auxerre suffered a surprising 2-0 home defeat to Nantes.      ord V-ed  
21       verb   If you place an order for a product or for a meal, you ask for it to be sent or brought to you.  
It is a good idea to place your order well in advance...      V n  
Before placing your order for a meal, study the menu.      V n for n  
22       verb   If you place an advertisement in a newspaper, you arrange for the advertisement to appear in the newspaper.   (=put)  
They placed an advertisement in the local paper for a secretary.      V n in n, Also V n  
23       verb   If you place a telephone call to a particular place, you give the telephone operator the number of the person you want to speak to and ask them to connect you.  
I'd like to place an overseas call.      V n  
24       verb   If you place a bet, you bet money on something.  
For this race, though, he had already placed a bet on one of the horses.      V n on n, Also V n  
25       verb   If an agency or organization places someone, it finds them a job or somewhere to live.  
In 1861, they managed to place fourteen women in paid positions in the colonies...      V n in n  
In cases where it proves difficult to place a child, the reception centre provides long-term care.      V n  
26       verb   If you say that you cannot place someone, you mean that you recognize them but cannot remember exactly who they are or where you have met them before.  
It was a voice he recognized, though he could not immediately place it.      V n  
    meeting place  
28    If something is happening all over the place, it is happening in many different places.  
all over the place      phrase   PHR after v, v-link PHR  
Businesses are closing down all over the place...     
29    If things are all over the place, they are spread over a very large area, usually in a disorganized way.  
all over the place      phrase   v-link PHR, PHR after v  
Our fingerprints are probably all over the place...     
30    If you say that someone is all over the place, you mean that they are confused or disorganized, and unable to think clearly or act properly.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
all over the place      phrase   v-link PHR  
He was careful and diligent. I was all over the place.     
31    If you change places   with another person, you start being in their situation or role, and they start being in yours.      
change places             phrase   V inflects, pl-n PHR, PHR with n   (=swap)  
When he has tried to identify all the items, you can change places, and he can test you...     
32    If you have been trying to understand something puzzling and then everything falls into place or clicks into place, you suddenly understand how different pieces of information are connected and everything becomes clearer.  
fall/click/fit into place      phrase   V inflects  
When the reasons behind the decision were explained, of course, it all fell into place...     
33    If things fall into place, events happen naturally to produce a situation you want.  
fall into place      phrase   V inflects  
Once the decision was made, things fell into place rapidly...     
34    If you say that someone is going places, you mean that they are showing a lot of talent or ability and are likely to become very successful.  
go places      phrase   V inflects, oft cont  
You always knew Barbara was going places, she was different.     
35    People in high places are people who have powerful and influential positions in a government, society, or organization.  
in high places      phrase   usu n PHR  
He had friends in high places...     
36    If something is in place, it is in its correct or usual position. If it is out of place, it is not in its correct or usual position.  
in place/into place/out of place      phrase   PHR after v, v-link PHR  
Geoff hastily pushed the drawer back into place..., Not a strand of her golden hair was out of place.     
37    If something such as a law, a policy, or an administrative structure is in place, it is working or able to be used.  
in place      phrase   v-link PHR, PHR after v  
Similar legislation is already in place in Wales...     
38    If one thing or person is used or does something in place of another, they replace the other thing or person.  
in place of sth/sb, in sth's/sb's place      phrase  
Cooked kidney beans can be used in place of French beans...     
39    If something has particular characteristics or features in places, it has them at several points within an area.  
in places      phrase   PHR with cl/group  
The snow along the roadside was six feet deep in places...     
40    If you say what you would have done in someone else's place, you say what you would have done if you had been in their situation and had been experiencing what they were experiencing.  
in sb's place      phrase  
In her place I wouldn't have been able to resist it..., What would you have done in my place, my dear?     
41    You say in the first place when you are talking about the beginning of a situation or about the situation as it was before a series of events.  
in the first place      phrase   PHR after v  
What brought you to Washington in the first place?...     
42    You say in the first place and in the second place to introduce the first and second in a series of points or reasons. In the first place can also be used to emphasize a very important point or reason.  
in the first/second place      phrase   PHR with cl  
In the first place you are not old and in the second place you are a very attractive man...     
43    If you say that it is not your placeto do something, you mean that it is not right or appropriate for you to do it, or that it is not your responsibility to do it.  
not sb's place to do sth      phrase   V inflects, usu PHR to-inf  
He says that it is not his place to comment on government commitment to further funds...     
44    If someone or something seems out of place in a particular situation, they do not seem to belong there or to be suitable for that situation.  
out of place      phrase   v-link PHR  
I felt out of place in my suit and tie...     
45    If you say that someone has found their place in the sun, you mean that they are in a job or a situation where they will be happy and have everything that they want.  
place in the sun      phrase   usu poss PHR  
46    If you place one thing above, before, or over another, you think that the first thing is more important than the second and you show this in your behaviour.  
place sth above/before/over sth      phrase   (=put)  
He continued to place security above all other objectives.     
47    If you put someone in their place, you show them that they are less important or clever than they think they are.  
put sb in their place      phrase   V inflects  
In a few words she had put him in his place.     
48    If you say that someone should be shown their place or be kept in their place, you are saying, often in a humorous way, that they should be made aware of their low status.  
show sb their place/keep sb in their place      phrase uppity publican who needs to be shown his place.     
49    If one thing takes second placeto another, it is considered to be less important and is given less attention than the other thing.  
take second place      phrase   V inflects, oft PHR to n  
My personal life has had to take second place to my career.     
50    If one thing or person takes the place of another or takes another's place, they replace the other thing or person.  
take the place of/take sb's place      phrase   V inflects  
Optimism was gradually taking the place of pessimism..., He eventually took Charlie's place in a popular Latin band.     
    pride of place  
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change     ( changes    plural & 3rd person present)   ( changing    present participle)   ( changed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-var   If there is a changein something, it becomes different.  
usu with supp  
The ambassador appealed for a change in US policy..., What is needed is a change of attitude on the part of architects..., There are going to have to be some drastic changes..., In Zaire political change is on its way..., 1998 was an important year for everyone: a time of change.     
    sea change  
2       n-sing   If you say that something is a change or makes a change, you mean that it is enjoyable because it is different from what you are used to.,   (approval)    It is a complex system, but it certainly makes a change..., Do you feel like you could do with a change?     
3       verb   If you changefrom one thing to another, you stop using or doing the first one and start using or doing the second.  
His doctor increased the dosage but did not change to a different medication...      V to n  
He changed from voting against to abstaining.      V from -ing/n to  
4       verb   When something changes or when you change it, it becomes different.   (=alter)  
We are trying to detect and understand how the climates change...      V  
In the union office, the mood gradually changed from resignation to rage...      V from n to n  
She has now changed into a happy, self-confident woman...      V into n  
They should change the law to make it illegal to own replica weapons...      V n  
Trees are changing colour earlier than last year...      V n  
He is a changed man since you left...      V-ed  
A changing world has put pressures on the corporation.      V-ing  
5       verb   To change something means to replace it with something new or different.  
I paid £80 to have my car radio fixed and I bet all they did was change a fuse...      V n  
If you want to change your doctor there are two ways of doing it.      V n  
      Change is also a noun., n-count   oft a N of n  
A change of leadership alone will not be enough.     
6       verb   When you change your clothes or change, you take some or all of your clothes off and put on different ones.  
Ben had merely changed his shirt...      V n  
They had allowed her to shower and change...      V  
I changed into a tracksuit...      V into/out of n  
I've got to get changed first. I've got to put my uniform on.      get V-ed  
7       n-count   A change of clothes is an extra set of clothes that you take with you when you go to stay somewhere or to take part in an activity.  
N of n  
He stuffed a bag with a few changes of clothing.     
8       verb   When you change a bed or change the sheets, you take off the dirty sheets and put on clean ones.  
After changing the bed, I would fall asleep quickly...      V n  
I changed the sheets on your bed today.      V n  
9       verb   When you change a baby or change its nappy or diaper, you take off the dirty one and put on a clean one.  
She criticizes me for the way I feed or change him...      V n  
He needs his nappy changed.      V-ed  
10       verb   When you change buses, trains, or planes or change, you get off one bus, train, or plane and get on to another in order to continue your journey.  
At Glasgow I changed trains for Greenock...      V n  
We were turned off the train at Hanover, where we had to change.      V  
11       verb   When you change gear or change into another gear, you move the gear lever on a car, bicycle, or other vehicle in order to use a different gear.  
The driver tried to change gear, then swerved...      V n  
He looked up into the mirror as he changed through his gears.      V prep  
in AM, use shift     
12       n-uncount   Your change is the money that you receive when you pay for something with more money than it costs because you do not have exactly the right amount of money.  
`There's your change.'<emdash10001`Thanks very much.'..., They told the shopkeeper to keep the change.     
13       n-uncount   Change is coins, rather than paper money.  
Thieves ransacked the office, taking a sack of loose change..., The man in the store won't give him change for the phone unless he buys something.     
    small change  
14       n-uncount   If you have changefor larger notes, bills, or coins, you have the same value in smaller notes, bills, or coins, which you can give to someone in exchange.  
usu N for n  
The courier had change for a £10 note.      If you make change, you give someone smaller notes, bills, or coins, in exchange for the same value of larger ones.  
make change      phrase  
15       verb   When you change money, you exchange it for the same amount of money in a different currency, or in smaller notes, bills, or coins.  
You can expect to pay the bank a fee of around 1% to 2% every time you change money...      V n  
If you travel frequently, find an agency that will change one foreign currency directly into another.      V n into n  
16    If you say that you are doing something or something is happening for a change, you mean that you do not usually do it or it does not usually happen, and you are happy to be doing it or that it is happening.  
for a change      phrase   PHR with cl  
Now let me ask you a question, for a change..., Liz settled back in her seat, comfortably relaxed, enjoying being driven for a change.     
    to change for the better  
    to change hands  
    a change of heart  
    to change your mind  
    to change places  
    to ring the changes  
    to change the subject  
    to change tack  
    to change your tune  
    to change for the worse  
    worse   change down      phrasal verb   When you change down, you move the gear lever in the vehicle you are driving in order to use a lower gear.  
Changing down, he turned into the drive...      V P  
I braked at the second corner and changed down to third.      V P to n  
in AM, use shift down      change over      phrasal verb   If you change overfrom one thing to another, you stop doing one thing and start doing the other.  
We are gradually changing over to a completely metric system...      V P from/to n  
The two men swapped places, always extinguishing the light when they changed over.      V P  
    changeover   change up      phrasal verb   When you change up, you move the gear lever in the vehicle you are driving in order to use a higher gear.  
I accelerated and changed up.      V P  
in AM, use shift up     

change management     
Change management is a style of management that aims to encourage organizations and individuals to deal effectively with the changes taking place in their work.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount  
She is hoping to go into change management or IT management when she graduates.     
change of life     
The change of life is the menopause.      n-sing   the N  
change purse        ( change purses    plural  ) A change purse is a very small bag that people, especially women, keep their money in.  
  (AM)      n-count  
in BRIT, use purse     
sea change        ( sea changes    plural  ) A sea change in someone's attitudes or behaviour is a complete change.      n-count  
A sea change has taken place in young people's attitudes to their parents.     
short-change        ( short-changes    3rd person present)   ( short-changing    present participle)   ( short-changed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If someone short-changes you, they do not give you enough change after you have bought something from them.  
The cashier made a mistake and short-changed him.      V n  
2       verb   If you are short-changed, you are treated unfairly or dishonestly, often because you are given less of something than you deserve.  
usu passive  
Women are in fact still being short-changed in the press.      be V-ed  
small change     
Small change is coins of low value.      n-uncount  
She was counting out 30p, mostly in small change, into my hand.     
step change        ( step changes    plural  ) A step change is a sudden or major change in the way that something happens or the way that someone behaves.      n-count   usu sing, usu N in n  
We now need a step change in our secondary schools to match that achieved in our primaries.     

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1    alter, convert, diversify, fluctuate, metamorphose, moderate, modify, mutate, reform, remodel, reorganize, restyle, shift, transform, transmute, vacillate, vary, veer  
2    alternate, barter, convert, displace, exchange, interchange, remove, replace, substitute, swap     (informal)   trade, transmit  
3    alteration, difference, innovation, metamorphosis, modification, mutation, permutation, revolution, transformation, transition, transmutation, vicissitude  
4    conversion, exchange, interchange, substitution, trade  
5    break     (informal)   departure, diversion, novelty, variation, variety, whole new ball game     (informal)  
,       vb   hold, keep, remain, stay  
      n   constancy, invariability, monotony, permanence, stability, uniformity  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

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change something into something better
Jesus can fanute water into wine.
expression meaning "things never change"
name given to isolated or fictive places;
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
a website that did not undergo any change for a long period of time
the point where a minor change turns into a major and irreversible one
[Bus.] E.g. : Some have anticipated that social media would be the tipping point of web marketing.
means a different approach or a welcome change to something. Ex.: anna has lots of wonderful ideas and motivation - she is a breath of fresh air.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
keep informed of changes
"Please, keep me posted on your project`s progress."
a portmanteau of 'employer' and 'voyeurism'. signifies the act of searching for an employer or the practice of an employer when looking to fill positions. The term places an emphasis on the secretive connotation of the word 'voyeur', denoting a clandestine and thus superior form of employment search
[Tech.] Ex.: Employerism is what one must engage in, if one wishes to embark upon a more productive job hunt!
a single place where you can find everything you need, usually found in different places
a room or place equipped for cooking.
I will cook in the kitchen.
a relocator refers to a person or company reponsible for the moving or relocating or one or more objects from one place to another. used in a sentence as "I am looking to hire some furniture relocators to move my items from one place to another."
is a test process that is performed after the software has been changed in order to verify if the changes didn't affect other software parts
Any person, including a captain, who is employed or engaged or works in any capacity on board a ship and whose normal place of work is on a ship.
To position ones self, or an object like your rusty old car, in a place that is not only open and clearly visible to all, it is unavoidably in just about everyone's way.
[Slang] "You can't miss him, he's over there, parked in his POS Volvo, smack dab in the middle of the road!" source : Urban Dictionary
the diametrically opposite point on Earth's surface for a specific place
One place to find many different unique antiques, collectibles, and novelty items
The non-gaming internet shop refers to a place where the game sites are blocked or not installed on all computer units.
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