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 Dictionary entry overview: What does take place mean? 

  The verb TAKE PLACE has 1 sense:

1. come to pass

  Familiarity information: TAKE PLACE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1take place [BACK TO TOP]


Come to pass

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


come about; hap; happen; occur; take place; go on; fall out; pass off; pass

Context examples:

What is happening? / The meeting took place off without an incidence / Nothing occurred that seemed important

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "take place"):

break; develop; recrudesce (happen)

come around; roll around (happen regularly)

happen; materialise; materialize (come into being; become reality)

bechance; befall; happen (happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance)

bechance; befall; betide (become of; happen to)

coincide; concur (happen simultaneously)

backfire; backlash; recoil (come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect)

chance (be the case by chance)

break (happen or take place)

fall; shine; strike (touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly)

turn out (prove to be in the result or end)

come off; go off; go over (happen in a particular manner)

recur; repeat (happen or occur again)

develop (be gradually disclosed or unfolded; become manifest)

arise; come up (result or issue)

intervene (occur between other event or between certain points of time)

transpire (come about, happen, or occur)

give (occur)

operate (happen)

supervene (take place as an additional or unexpected development)

go; proceed (follow a certain course)

come (come to pass; arrive, as in due course)

fall (occur at a specified time or place)

anticipate (be a forerunner of or occur earlier than)

contemporise; contemporize; synchronise; synchronize (happen at the same time)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP
It ----s that CLAUSE

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