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English definition of “locate”

locate

verb     /ləʊˈkeɪt/ PROPERTY
[I or T] to choose a particular place to start or build a business: locate (sth) in sth Payments were offered to encourage companies to locate in Kansas. We help people determine the most ideal cities to locate their businesses. → Compare relocate
be located to be in a particular place: They have substantial R&D activities which are located abroad.be located at/in/on somewhere The company is located at 7100 Bayside Street, Fremont.be located just outside/near/west of, etc. somewhere He is the co-owner of the Canyon mine, located 15 miles west of Hunter.be centrally/conveniently located The resort is centrally located in an area visited by millions of tourists each year.
[T] formal to find someone or something: After a period of time, a landlord is entitled to keep items left in the property if he is unable to locate the tenant.
(Definition of locate verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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