situate

  • 1 Situate — Sit u*ate (?; 135), Situated Sit u*a ted, a. [LL. situatus, from situare to place, fr. L. situs situation, site. See {Site}.] 1. Having a site, situation, or location; being in a relative position; permanently fixed; placed; located; as, a town… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 situate — meaning situated, survives in legal language and occasionally in the language of estate agents descriptions, in the UK and beyond: • The premises situate at Lukashya turn off, Mungwi Road Times of Zambia, 1977. It has no place in general usage …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 Situate — Sit u*ate, v. t. To place. [R.] Landor. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 situate — index allocate, deposit (place), establish (entrench), locate, lodge (house), pinpoint …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 situate — 1530s, to give a site to, from M.L. situatus, pp. of situare to place, locate, from L. situs place, position (see SITE (Cf. site)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 situate — [v] locate establish, fix, park, place, position, put, put in place, set, settle, stand; concept 226 …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 situate — ► VERB 1) place in a particular location or context. 2) (be situated) be in a specified financial or marital position. ORIGIN Latin situare place , from situs site …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 situate — [sich′o͞o it, sich′o͞oāt΄; ] for v. [, sich′o͞oāt΄] adj. [ML situatus, pp. of situare, to place < L situs: see SITE] rare or archaic var. of SITUATED vt. situated, situating to put in a certain place or position; place; locate …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 situate — sit|u|ate [ˈsıtʃueıt] v [T] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Medieval Latin; Origin: , past participle of situare, from Latin situs; SITE1] to describe or consider something as being part of something else or related to something else situate sth in… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 situate — [[t]sɪ̱tʃueɪt[/t]] situates, situating, situated VERB If you situate something such as an idea or fact in a particular context, you relate it to that context, especially in order to understand it better. [FORMAL] [V n adv/prep] How do we situate… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 situate — UK [ˈsɪtʃueɪt] / US [ˈsɪtʃuˌeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms situate : present tense I/you/we/they situate he/she/it situates present participle situating past tense situated past participle situated formal 1) to put something, especially a… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 situate — 1. verb a) To place on or into a physical location. Most commonly used adjectivally in past participle. b) To place or put into an intangible place or position, such as social, ethical, fictional, etc. Most commonly used adjectivally in past… …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 situate — [16] Situate, originally an adjective, goes back to late Latin situātus ‘placed’, a derivative of Latin situs ‘position’ (from which English gets site [14]). This probably originated as a noun use of situs, the past participle of sinere ‘allow’,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 14 situate — verb (T) formal to describe or consider something as being part of something else or connected with something else: situate sth in: Freud situates the origins of these anxieties in the subconscious …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 situate — [16] Situate, originally an adjective, goes back to late Latin situātus ‘placed’, a derivative of Latin situs ‘position’ (from which English gets site [14]). This probably originated as a noun use of situs, the past participle of sinere ‘allow’,… …

    Word origins

  • 16 situate — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin situatus, from Latin situs Date: 15th century having a site ; located II. transitive verb ( ated; ating) Date: circa 1532 to place in a site, situation, context, or category ; loca …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 situate — v. /sich ooh ayt /; adj. /sich ooh it, ayt /, v., situated, situating, adj. v.t. 1. to put in or on a particular site or place; locate. adj. 2. Archaic. located; placed; situated. [1515 25; < LL situatus situated, equiv. to L situ , s. of situs… …

    Universalium

  • 18 situate — Synonyms and related words: allocate, assign, collocate, deploy, dispose, emplace, fix, get a fix, home in on, install, localize, locate, navigate, pin down, pinpoint, place, position, put, put in place, set, spot, triangulate, zero in on …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 situate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. place, locate; set, station, put; lie, be situated. See location. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. locate, take up residence, establish; see dwell , reside , settle 7 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. locate …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 situate — sit|u|ate [ sıtʃu,eıt ] verb transitive FORMAL 1. ) to put something, especially a building, in a particular place 2. ) to describe or discuss something in relation to the things it is connected to …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English