situate

[verb sich-oo-eyt; adjective sich-oo-it, -eyt]

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.

Nearby words

  1. sitting target,
  2. sitting tenant,
  3. sitting trot,
  4. sittwe,
  5. situ,
  6. situated,
  7. situation,
  8. situation comedy,
  9. situation ethics,
  10. situation room

Origin of situate

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

Related formsin·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 situate

situate

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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