|Origin:||, past participle of locare 'to place', from locus; LOCUS|
lo‧cate S3 W3
to find the exact position of something:
We couldn't locate the source of the radio signal.
to be in a particular position or place [= be situated]:
The business is located right in the center of town.
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.