situate [ verb sich-oo-eyt; adjective sich-oo-it, -eyt] SYNONYMS | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object), sit·u·at·ed, sit·u·at·ing. to put in or on a particular site or place; locate. adjective . Archaic located; placed; situated. Origin of situate 1515–25;
Late Latin situātus
situated, equivalent to
-ātus -ate 1 Related forms in·ter·sit·u·ate, verb (used with object), in·ter·sit·u·at·ed, in·ter·sit·u·at·ing. re·sit·u·ate, verb (used with object), re·sit·u·at·ed, re·sit·u·at·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for re-situated verb (tr; often passive) to allot a site to; place; locate adjective (now used esp in legal contexts) situated; located Word Origin for situate
C16: from Late Latin
situāre to position, from Latin situs a site
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Word Origin and History for re-situated v.
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. adj.
1520s, now obsolete, adjective from Late Latin
situatus, past participle of situare (see situate (v.)).
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