position verb (often be positioned)

ADV. firmly The radiologist firmly positioned Phoebe in front of a ferocious-looking machine. | centrally The markers were not positioned centrally. | carefully | correctly | wrongly | favourably, well | ideally, perfectly, uniquely The company is uniquely positioned to compete in foreign markets. | strategically

PREP. at, behind, between, in, in front of, near, on, etc. Police marksmen were positioned on the roof.