- to put in or on a particular site or place; locate.
- Archaic. located; placed; situated.
Origin of situate
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Examples from the Web for situate
The Natchez are situate in about 32 odd minutes of north latitude, and 280 of longitude.
Biloxi is situate opposite to Ship-Island, and four leagues from it.
Their then encampment was situate on the edge of the forest belt.The Sign of the Spider
This is an open place, without walls or castle, situate in 19 deg.The Pirates of Panama
A. O. (Alexandre Olivier) Exquemelin
This mountain was situate on the flank of the Boer position.Our Sailors
- (tr; often passive) to allot a site to; place; locate
- (now used esp in legal contexts) situated; located
Word Origin and History for situate
early 15c., "to place in a particular state or condition," from Medieval Latin situatus, past participle of situare "to place, locate," from Latin situs "a place, position" (see site). Related: Situated; situating.
1520s, now obsolete, adjective from Late Latin situatus, past participle of situare (see situate (v.)).