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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of locare 'to place', from locus; LOCUS

locate

verb
     
lo‧cate S3 W3
1 [transitive] to find the exact position of something:
We couldn't locate the source of the radio signal.
2

be located in/near etc something

to be in a particular position or place [= be situated]:
The business is located right in the center of town.
3 [transitive] to put or build something in a particular place:
Large retail chains are usually only prepared to locate stores in areas of high population density.
4 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] American English to come to a place and start a business, company etc there
locate in/at etc
We are offering incentives for companies to locate in our city.

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