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locate

lo·cate

locate

 
pronunciation:
lo keIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: located, locates, locating
definition 1: to find the position or place of.
Can you locate the town on the map?
synonyms:
find, spot
similar words:
detect, determine, discover, notice, stumble across, unearth
definition 2: to set in a certain place; situate.
They decided to locate their business in the city.
synonyms:
base, set, situate, spot
similar words:
establish, house, place, position, post, quarter, settle, site
definition 3: to give a position or association to.
I would locate her among the later Impressionists.
synonyms:
place, set, situate
similar words:
assign, classify, consign, order, pinpoint, post, relegate, station
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to establish a residence or a place of business.
Their family located in Sweden after the war.They decided it would be more profitable to locate just outside the city.
synonyms:
settle
similar words:
house, move in, quarter, reside
Word Parts
The word locate contains the following parts:
loc Latin root that means place
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).