Definition of Situate

1. Verb. Determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey. "Locate the boundaries of the property"

Exact synonyms: Locate
Generic synonyms: Ascertain, Determine, Find, Find Out
Specialized synonyms: Acquire, Radiolocate, Map, Localise, Localize, Place, Base
Derivative terms: Locater, Location, Location, Locator, Situation

2. Verb. Put (something somewhere) firmly. "Fix your eyes on this spot"
Exact synonyms: Deposit, Fix, Posit
Specialized synonyms: Bury, Sediment
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Derivative terms: Deposit, Deposition, Position

Definition of Situate

1. a. Having a site, situation, or location; being in a relative position; permanently fixed; placed; located; as, a town situated, or situate, on a hill or on the seashore.

2. v. t. To place.

Definition of Situate

1. Verb. To place on or into a physical location. Most commonly used adjectivally in past participle. ¹

2. Verb. 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. ¹

3. Adjective. (rare) Situated. ¹

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Definition of Situate

1. to place in a certain position [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Situate

sitting ducks
sitting in
sitting on it
sitting on the fence
sitting out
sitting pretty
sitting room
sitting rooms
sitting still
sitting table
sitting tables
sitting toilet
sitting trot
sitting up
situate (current term)
situation anxiety
situation awareness
situation comedies
situation comedy
situational psychosis
situational test

Literary usage of Situate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1824)
"St. Gabriel Fenchurch, was situate in Fenchurch-street; the ground where it stood into the highway or street. St. Gregory, was situate in ..."

2. Gentleman's Magazine Library edited by George Laurence Gomme, Frank Alexander Milne, Lady A C Bickley, Mrs Alice Bertha Merck Gomme (1904)
"St. Leonard Foster-lane, was situate on the West side of Foster-lane, late a burying-ground, part of the site of the intended Post- office. ..."

3. Pennsylvania Archives by Samuel Hazard, John Blair Linn, William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, George Edward Reed, Pennsylvania State Library, Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Gertrude MacKinney, Charles Francis Hoban (1877)
"extending from forty to five and forty degrees, situate in America between New France and Virginia, rendering a Report of the second Voyage, of the manner ..."

4. A Selection of Leading Cases in Equity: With Notes by Frederick Thomas White, Owen Davies Tudor, John Innes Clark Hare, Horace Binney Wallace (1877)
"... where part of the subject-matter of the suit consists of lands locally situate out of the jurisdiction, see Wynne v. Hughes, 26 Beav. ..."

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