Locate meaning

lō'kāt', lō-kāt'
To assign to a particular place, function, occupation, etc.
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To make one's home or headquarters; settle.

To locate in Boston.

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To place; to set in a particular spot or position.
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To find out where something is located.
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To designate the site or place of; to define the limits of; as, to locate a public building; to locate a mining claim; to locate (the land granted by) a land warrant (Note: the designation may be purely descriptive: it need not be prescriptive.)
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(intransitive, colloquial) To place one's self; to take up one's residence; to settle.
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To locate is defined as to find something.

An example of to locate is to find a missing pet.

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To determine or specify the position or limits of.

Locate Albany on the map; managed to locate the site of the old artists' colony.

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To find by searching, examining, or experimenting.

Locate the source of error.

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To place at a certain location; station or situate.

Locate an agent in Rochester.

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To become established; settle.

New businesses that have located in town.

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To mark off or designate the site of (a mining claim, etc.)
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To establish in a certain place.

Offices located downtown.

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To discover the position of after a search.

To locate a lost object.

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To show the position of.

To locate Guam on a map.

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Origin of locate

From Latin locātus, past participle of locato (“to place"), from locus (“place")