Definition of position verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

position

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//pəˈzɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈzɪʃn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they position
BrE BrE//pəˈzɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈzɪʃn//
 
he / she / it positions
BrE BrE//pəˈzɪʃnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈzɪʃnz//
 
past simple positioned
BrE BrE//pəˈzɪʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈzɪʃnd//
 
past participle positioned
BrE BrE//pəˈzɪʃnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈzɪʃnd//
 
-ing form positioning
BrE BrE//pəˈzɪʃnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈzɪʃnɪŋ//
 
 
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position something (+ adv./prep.) to put somebody/something in a particular position synonym place Large television screens were positioned at either end of the stadium. She quickly positioned herself behind the desk. Position your hands correctly on the shaft of the club. The company is now well positioned to compete in foreign markets. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin positio(n-), from ponere ‘to place’. The current sense of the verb dates from the early 19th cent.Extra examples Police marksmen were positioned on the roof. The company is uniquely positioned to compete in foreign markets. The markers were not positioned centrally. The radiologist firmly positioned Phoebe in front of a ferocious-looking machine.
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