Origin and Etymology of situate
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Examples of situate in a Sentence
They decided to situate the new office building near the airport.
We situated ourselves in the seats nearest the exit.
Recent Examples of situate from the Web
Special rules: There are three 4-point circles situated beyond the normal 3-point line.
Situated on Odyssey's farmland, the setting is similar to the Kansas one Dorothy was in when she was whisked away to Oz by a tornado in the famous book.
A stunning house situated in the fictional British town of Godric's Hollow, Harry's original hometown, is officially on the market.
Located about 160 feet off the coast of Vanuatu, an island nation situated about 1,000 miles east of northern Australia, sits the Vanuatu Post’s underwater post office.
This is a town situated very close to Ramstein Air Base, the biggest U.S. airbase outside of America.
Nipton, with a population of about 20, is situated in California’s San Bernardino County next to the Mojave National Preserve and just across the border from Nevada.
It is now situated higher up to avoid flooding, allowing for an eight-foot basement.
Situated near the Arts District, the complex may be best known for Smorgasburg, a foodie wonderland held each Sunday in the parking lot.
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First Known Use of situate
Synonymsdepose, deposit, dispose, emplace, fix, lay, position, put, set, set up, place, stick
Related Wordsmove, rearrange, reorder, shift; orient; establish, locate, plant, settle; clap, flop, plank, plop, plump, plunk (or plonk), plunk down, slap; ensconce, niche; assemble, collect; carry; berth, park; affix, anchor, lock, lodge, wedge; array, lay out, line up, queue, rank; set down
Near Antonymsrelocate, remove, take; banish; dislodge, displace, replace, supersede, supplant
SITUATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of situate for English Language Learners
: to place (someone or something) in a particular location
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