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English definition of “locate”

locate

verb uk   /ləʊˈkeɪt/ us    /loʊ-/

locate verb (BE SITUATED)

be located in, near, on, etc. B1 to be in a particular place: Our office is located in the city centre.Placing and positioning an object

locate verb (FIND)

B2 [T] to find or discover the exact position of something: Police are still trying to locate the suspect.Finding and discovering

locate verb (MOVE)

[I + adv/prep] US to move to a place to do business: The company hopes to locate in its new offices by June.Starting, succeeding and failing in business
(Definition of locate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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