What does situate mean?

Definitions for situate
ˈsɪtʃ uˌeɪt; -ɪt, -ˌeɪtsit·u·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. situate, locateverb

    determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey

    "Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space"; "Locate the boundaries of the property"

  2. situate, fix, posit, depositverb

    put (something somewhere) firmly

    "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"


  1. situateverb

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

  2. situateverb

    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.

  3. situateadjective


  4. Etymology: From situatus, past participle of, from.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Situatepart. adj.

    Etymology: from situs, Latin.

    He was resolved to chuse a war, rather than to have Bretagne carried by France, being so great and opulent a duchy, and situate so opportunely to annoy England. Francis Bacon.

    Within a trading town they long abide,
    Full fairly situate on a haven’s side. John Dryden, Nun’s Priest.

    The eye is a part so artificially composed, and commodiously situate, as nothing can be contrived better for use, ornament, or security. John Ray, on the Creation.

    Earth hath this variety from heav’n,
    Of pleasure situate in hill and dale. John Milton, Parad. Lost.


  1. situate

    To situate means to place or locate something in a certain position or context; to establish or set up in a particular place or circumstance. It can also refer to determining or clarifying the relationship or association of something to other things in terms of location, position, or context.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Situateadjective

    alt. of Situated

  2. Situateverb

    to place

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Situate

    -d, sit′ū-āt, -ed, adj. set or permanently fixed: placed with respect to other objects: residing.—ns. Situā′tion, the place where anything is situated: position: temporary state: condition: any group of circumstances, a juncture: a critical point in the action of a play or the development the plot of a novel: office, employment; Sī′tus, site: the proper place of an organ, &c.: locality in law. [Low L. situatus—L. situĕre, to place.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'situate' in Verbs Frequency: #724

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of situate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of situate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of situate in a Sentence

  1. Graham Parrington and his team:

    It took maybe 15-20 minutes for the team to situate a second rope team.

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