Situate meaning

sĭcho͝o-āt
To place in a certain spot or position; locate.

The statue is situated in the center of the fountain.

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To place in a given context, category, or set of circumstances.
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Situated.
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To put in a certain place or position; place; locate.
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To place on or into a physical location. Most commonly used adjectivally in past participle.

The statue is situated in a corner hardly visible to the public, except through a window from an outside maintenance area situated behind the building.

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To place or put into an intangible place or position, such as social, ethical, fictional, etc. Most commonly used adjectivally in past participle and often used figuratively.

The mayor is situated between probable censure and possible recall.

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(now rare) Situated.
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Origin of situate

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin situāre situāt- to place from Latin situs location tkei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin situātus, past participle of Medieval Latin situō (“to locate, place"), from Latin situs (“a site").

    From Wiktionary