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LOCATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does locate mean? 

LOCATE (verb)
  The verb LOCATE has 4 senses:

1. discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining
2. determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
3. assign a location to
4. take up residence and become established

  Familiarity information: LOCATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LOCATE (verb)


Sense 1locate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

locate; turn up

Context examples:

Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest? / My search turned up nothing

Hypernyms (to "locate" is one way to...):

find; regain (come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "locate"):

unearth (bring to light)

nail; pinpoint (locate exactly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2locate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

situate; locate

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "locate" is one way to...):

ascertain; determine; find; find out (establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "locate"):

acquire (locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar)

radiolocate (locate by means of radar)

map (locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences)

localise; localize; place (identify the location or place of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3locate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assign a location to

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

site; locate; place

Context example:

The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles

Hypernyms (to "locate" is one way to...):

base; place; post; send; station (assign to a station)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 4locate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take up residence and become established

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

locate; settle

Context example:

The immigrants settled in the Midwest

"Locate" entails doing...:

move (change residence, affiliation, or place of employment)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "locate"):

colonise; colonize (settle as colonists or establish a colony (in))

resettle (settle in a new place)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


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