take_place
1. [ verb ] be a forerunner of or occur earlier than, as in
Synonyms: happen go_on pass come_about anticipate pass_off fall_out hap occur
Examples:

: "This composition anticipates Impressionism"

Related terms: happen come happen work turn_out proceed happen arise recur concur develop befall fall fall chance go_off anticipate intervene break give transpire supervene break come_around synchronize happening hap
2. [ verb ] come to pass
Synonyms: happen occur go_on pass come_about pass_off hap
Examples:

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

Related terms: come anticipate happen work turn_out proceed happen arise recur concur develop befall fall fall chance go_off synchronize break give supervene come_around transpire break
Similar spelling:   tax_policy