[ verb sich-oo-eyt; adjective sich-oo-it, -eyt ]
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verb (used with object),sit·u·at·ed, sit·u·at·ing.
  1. to put in or on a particular site or place; locate.

  1. Archaic. located; placed; situated.

Origin of situate

1515–25; <Late Latin situātus situated, equivalent to Latin situ-, stem of situssite + -ātus-ate1

Other words for situate

Other words from situate

  • 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.

Words Nearby situate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use situate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for situate


/ (ˈsɪtjʊˌeɪt) /

  1. (tr; often passive) to allot a site to; place; locate

  1. (now used esp in legal contexts) situated; located

Origin of situate

C16: from Late Latin situāre to position, from Latin situs a site

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