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
So medical entomologist Paul Reiter headed to the city, situated near the Gulf of Mexico, to search for larvae (and answers) in containers of standing water — especially inside discarded, used tires.
Her hand was situated just below the right hand of the second.
Contino, the company's third winery, was founded in 1973, though it is housed in a mansion, situated on a bend of the Ebro River, that dates back to the 16th century.
Classes for the middle and upper schools are held in a graceful brick building situated on a twenty-five-acre campus in Dyker Heights.
The mall is situated along the south side of Highway 78 between Jefferson Street and El Camino Real.
Essentially, the state is accused of treating citizens, situated similarly, unequally.
The Hotel de Crillon, a historic relic situated on the periphery of the Place de la Concorde, recently re-opened after a multi-hundred million dollar renovation, one that meant shutting its doors for almost four years.
Instead, it's situated between two sets of eye shadow.
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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
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