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


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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Compared with those of many rivals, Aramco’s reserves therefore seem well situated, no matter what happens to demand. The Economist, "Aramco is both the oil sector’s Goliath and a firm vexed by problems," 31 Oct. 2019 The five-story building adorned in gold and blue is situated next to a decrepit apartment building of fading green on a quiet street in which a few people pushed strollers or smoked cigarettes on the sidewalk on a chilly, fall day. Anna Schecter, NBC News, "In Ukraine, leaders struggle to keep their heads down amid U.S. impeachment circus," 30 Oct. 2019 Located at 23 Grand Regency Circle in the prestigious Carlton Woods community, the 15,000-square-foot-home is situated atop nearly two acres and overlooks a private golf course, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Lavish $6M Woodlands estate boasts a magnificent master closet, backyard oasis," 29 Oct. 2019 Some multinationals have their entire staff working remotely, with no fixed office presence at all, which can result in having employees situated all over the world. Stephanie Russell, Quartz at Work, "Remote working is a great perk—but only if you do it right," 24 Oct. 2019 Camp Kangaroo takes place at 11 sites annually as a way for Seasons to serve the communities in which its facilities are situated. Amanda Klarsfeld,, "Camp Kangaroo will help grieving children in healing space," 24 Oct. 2019 The brand also delivered non-stop sparkle to Atlanta Pride goers all weekend-long with their 1975-inspired Turn Up the Love Salon situated just steps from the main stage. Tiq Milan, Billboard, "49th Annual Atlanta Pride Celebration Hosts Kesha Performance And More," 17 Oct. 2019 Salt pan lands fall under the CRZ-1 category because salt pan lands are situated within the low tide land and high tide land. Nikhil S Dixit, Quartz India, "Mumbai’s ecologically important salt pans may soon be opened up for real estate," 15 Oct. 2019 The show situates its story within an ecosystem: one that is shared. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "Why Succession Works So Well as Horror," 13 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of situate


15th century, in the meaning defined above


circa 1532, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for situate


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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English Language Learners Definition of situate

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

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not being in agreement or harmony

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