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 (lō′kāt′, lō-kāt′)
v. lo·cat·ed, lo·cat·ing, lo·cates
1. To determine or specify the position or limits of: locate Albany on the map; managed to locate the site of the old artists' colony.
2. To find by searching, examining, or experimenting: locate the source of error.
3. To place at a certain location; station or situate: locate an agent in Rochester.
To become established; settle: new businesses that have located in town.

[Latin locāre, locāt-, to place, from locus, place.]

lo′cat′a·ble adj.
lo′cat′er n.


1. (tr) to discover the position, situation, or whereabouts of; find
2. (tr; often passive) to situate or place: located on the edge of the city.
3. (intr) to become established or settled
loˈcatable adj
loˈcater n


(ˈloʊ keɪt, loʊˈkeɪt)

v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing. v.t.
1. to identify or discover the place or location of: to locate a missing book.
2. to establish in a position, situation, or locality.
3. to assign or ascribe a particular location to (something), as by knowledge or opinion: Some scholars locate the Garden of Eden in Babylonia.
4. to survey and enter a claim to a tract of land.
5. to establish one's business or residence in a place; settle.
[1645–55, Amer.; < Latin locātus, past participle of locāre to put in a given position, place; see locus, -ate1]
lo•cat′a•ble, adj.


Past participle: located
Gerund: locating

I locate
you locate
he/she/it locates
we locate
you locate
they locate
I located
you located
he/she/it located
we located
you located
they located
Present Continuous
I am locating
you are locating
he/she/it is locating
we are locating
you are locating
they are locating
Present Perfect
I have located
you have located
he/she/it has located
we have located
you have located
they have located
Past Continuous
I was locating
you were locating
he/she/it was locating
we were locating
you were locating
they were locating
Past Perfect
I had located
you had located
he/she/it had located
we had located
you had located
they had located
I will locate
you will locate
he/she/it will locate
we will locate
you will locate
they will locate
Future Perfect
I will have located
you will have located
he/she/it will have located
we will have located
you will have located
they will have located
Future Continuous
I will be locating
you will be locating
he/she/it will be locating
we will be locating
you will be locating
they will be locating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been locating
you have been locating
he/she/it has been locating
we have been locating
you have been locating
they have been locating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been locating
you will have been locating
he/she/it will have been locating
we will have been locating
you will have been locating
they will have been locating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been locating
you had been locating
he/she/it had been locating
we had been locating
you had been locating
they had been locating
I would locate
you would locate
he/she/it would locate
we would locate
you would locate
they would locate
Past Conditional
I would have located
you would have located
he/she/it would have located
we would have located
you would have located
they would have located
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.locate - discover the location oflocate - discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining; "Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?"; "My search turned up nothing"
dig up, excavate, turn up - find by digging in the ground; "I dug up an old box in the garden"
regain, find - come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!"
unearth - bring to light; "The CIA unearthed a plot to kill the President"
pinpoint, nail - locate exactly; "can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?"; "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"
2.locate - determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey; "Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space"; "Locate the boundaries of the property"
ascertain, determine, find out, find - establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
acquire - locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
radiolocate - locate by means of radar; "The pilot managed to radiolocate the lost aircraft"
map - locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences; "map the genes"
localise, localize, place - identify the location or place of; "We localized the source of the infection"
base - situate as a center of operations; "we will base this project in the new lab"
3.locate - assign a location to; "The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"
station, post, send, place - assign to a station
4.locate - take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"
colonise, colonize - settle as colonists or establish a colony (in); "The British colonized the East Coast"
resettle - settle in a new place; "The immigrants had to resettle"


1. find, discover, detect, come across, track down, pinpoint, unearth, pin down, lay your hands on, run to earth or ground We've simply been unable to locate him.
2. place, put, set, position, seat, site, establish, settle, fix, situate It was voted the best city to locate a business.


1. To look for and discover:
2. To put in or assign to a certain position or location:
يُعَيِّن أو يُحَدِّد موْقِعيَقَع
helyét megállapítja
nahajati senajti
yerini bulmakyerleştirmek


[ləʊˈkeɪt] VT
1. (= place) → situar, ubicar (esp LAm)
to be located atestar situado en, estar ubicado en (esp LAm)
2. (= find) → localizar
we located it eventuallypor fin lo encontramos


(= find) → localiser
(= situate) → positionner
vi [business, company] to locate in an area → s'installer dans une région
to locate in a city → s'installer dans une ville


(= position)legen; headquarterseinrichten; (including act of building) → bauen, errichten; sportsground, playgroundanlegen; roadbauen, anlegen; to be located at or insich befinden in (+dat); the hotel is centrally locateddas Hotel liegt zentral; where shall we locate the new branch?wohin sollen wir die neue Zweigstelle legen?
(= find)ausfindig machen; submarine, planeorten


[ləʊˈkeɪt] vt (situate) → situare, collocare; (find) → trovare; (cause) → individuare, trovare
where can he be located? → dove lo si può rintracciare?


(ˈləukəl) adjective
belonging to a certain place or district. The local shops are very good; local problems.
ˈlocally adverb
locality (ləˈkaləti) plural loˈcalities noun
a district. Public transport is a problem in this locality.
locate (ləˈkeit) , ((American) ˈloukeit) verb
1. to set in a particular place or position. The kitchen is located in the basement.
2. to find the place or position of. He located the street he was looking for on the map.
loˈcation (-ˈkeiʃən) noun
1. position or situation.
2. the act of locating.
on location
(of filming) in natural surroundings outside the studio.


, locate
v. localizar.
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