Definition of locate
- The company will locate north of the city.
- locate the lines of the property.
- located the clock in the exact center of the mantel
- Try to locate the source of the sound.
- locating the reigns of the pastoral kings
We tried to locate the border of the property.
Can you locate your town on the map?
The missing boy was located by police in the woods.
The mechanic is still trying to locate the source of the problem.
Reporters have been unable to locate the mayor for his comments.
The company chose to locate its factory near the airport.
The company located near the airport.
His parents located in Ohio.
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First Known Use: 1513See Words from the same year
ascertain, descry, detect, determine, dig out, dig up, discover, dredge (up), ferret (out), find, find out, get, hit (on or upon), hunt (down or up), learn, nose out, root (out), rout (out), rummage, run down, scare up, scout (up), track (down), turn up;
: to find the place or position of (something or someone)
: to put (something or someone) in a particular place
: to make an area, city, etc., your home or the place where your business operates
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