situate

adjective
sit·​u·​ate | \ ˈsi-chə-wət How to pronounce situate (audio) , -ˌwāt; ˈsich-wət\

Definition of situate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having a site : located

situate

verb
sit·​u·​ate | \ ˈsi-chə-ˌwāt How to pronounce situate (audio) \
situated; situating

Definition of situate (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to place in a site, situation, context, or category : locate

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Examples of situate in a Sentence

Verb

They decided to situate the new office building near the airport. We situated ourselves in the seats nearest the exit.

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In addition to having its own private swimming pool, the suite consists of a separate living room area, two bathrooms, outdoor dining furniture, and is situated on the waterfront. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "The Best Room At ... Le Sereno St. Barts," 1 Feb. 2019 Ryne HollidayHawaii HideawaysHolliday has listings across the major islands, including plenty of beachfront homes with killer views and rural retreats, like one situated between two waterfalls. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "2018 Top Travel Specialists We Trust," 19 Oct. 2018 Russian is spoken daily by the rest of the population, and some residents in the landlocked country situated between Romania and Ukraine want to keep it that way. Fox News, "Romanian or Russian? A geopolitical issue in Moldova," 27 Aug. 2018 Russian is spoken daily by the rest of the population, and some residents in the landlocked country situated between Romania and Ukraine want to keep it that way. Alison Mutler, The Seattle Times, "Romanian or Russian? A geopolitical issue in Moldova," 27 Aug. 2018 Prison officials explained that Rosenberg was put to death first because his cell was situated between his wife’s cell and the death chamber. sandiegouniontribune.com, "June 20, 1953: Rosenbergs executed," 20 June 2018 The Maple Drive location, situated between West 227 Street and West 229 Street, just north of I-480, started out with 15 gardens. John Benson, cleveland.com, "Fairview Park Community Garden continues to blossom with resident green thumbs," 4 Apr. 2018 Approximately 70 companies are located on a sprawling tract situated between Interstate 10 and the Mobile Bay. John Sharp, AL.com, "In Mobile, 'transformative' effort could move airport from suburbs to downtown," 13 Mar. 2018 Dapper Dan’s Memoir is Coming Out—Followed by a Biopic Few have a had a more interesting career in fashion than Dapper Dan, whose Harlem store was situated at the intersection of luxury, rap, and bootleg cultures. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "11 Reasons to Be Excited About The Year in Fashion," 4 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of situate

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1532, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for situate

Adjective

Middle English, from Late Latin situatus, from Latin situs

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The first known use of situate was in the 15th century

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situate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of situate

formal : to place (someone or something) in a particular location

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