verb (used with object), sit·u·at·ed, sit·u·at·ing.
- sitting target,
- sitting tenant,
- sitting trot,
- situation comedy,
- situation ethics,
- situation room
Origin of situate
Examples from the Web for situate
Jerbourg barracks are situate on an adjoining spot and are sufficiently capacious for about three hundred troops.Guernsey Pictorial Directory and Stranger's Guide|Thomas Bellamy
He had at once offered to receive Amenche at his palace, which was situate but three miles from the end of the causeway.By Right of Conquest|G. A. Henty
The house is situate upon the banks of the river which flows through Montoni, and commands the most delicious views.The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4|George W. M. Reynolds
Topsham, the port of Exeter, was a small straggling town, situate on the estuary of the Exe.Hildebrand|Anonymous
A good deal of the wealth of the city, and some of the chief buildings of the place were situate here.
Word Origin 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.)).