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situate

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adjective sit·u·ate \ˈsi-chə-wət, -ˌwāt; ˈsich-wət\

Definition of situate

  1. :  having a site :  located

Origin and Etymology of situate

Middle English, from Late Latin situatus, from Latin situs


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situate

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verb sit·u·ate \ˈsi-chə-ˌwāt\

Definition of situate

situated

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situating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to place in a site, situation, context, or category :  locate

Examples of situate in a Sentence

  1. They decided to situate the new office building near the airport.

  2. We situated ourselves in the seats nearest the exit.

First Known Use of situate

circa 1532


SITUATE Defined for English Language Learners

situate

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Definition of situate for English Language Learners

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



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