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tr.v. sit·u·at·ed, sit·u·at·ing, sit·u·ates
1. To place in a certain spot or position; locate: The statue is situated in the center of the fountain.
2. To place in a given context, category, or set of circumstances: "It was hard for him to situate her in any of the usual categories reserved for women" (Jane Urquhart).
adj. (-ĭt, -āt′) Archaic
(tr; often passive) to allot a site to; place; locate
(Law) (now used esp in legal contexts) situated; located
[C16: from Late Latin situāre to position, from Latin situs a site]
sit•u•ate(v. ˈsɪtʃ uˌeɪt; adj. -ɪt, -ˌeɪt)
v. -at•ed, -at•ing,
1. to put in or on a particular site or place; locate; establish.adj.
2. Archaic. located; placed; situated.
Past participle: situated
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|Verb||1.||situate - 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"
|2.||situate - put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"|
bury - place in the earth and cover with soil; "They buried the stolen goods"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"
sediment - deposit as a sediment
situate[ˈsɪtʃueɪt] vt → situer
vt → legen