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Meaning of “locate” in the English Dictionary

"locate" in British English

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locateverb

uk   /ləʊˈkeɪt/  us   /loʊ-/
  • locate verb (BE SITUATED)

be located in, near, on, etc.

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B1 to be in a ​particularplace: Our ​office is located in midtown Manhattan.
  • locate verb (FIND)

B2 [T] to ​find or ​discover the ​exactposition of something: Police are still ​trying to locate the ​suspect.

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  • locate verb (MOVE)

[I + adv/prep] US to ​move to a ​place to do ​business: The ​companyhopes to locate inits new ​offices by ​June.
(Definition of locate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"locate" in American English

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locateverb

 us   /ˈloʊ·keɪt, loʊˈkeɪt/
  • locate verb (FIND POSITION)

[T] to ​find or ​discover the ​exactposition of something: Archeologists have located the ​remains of an ​ancienttemple.
  • locate verb (PUT IN PLACE)

[I/T] to put or ​establish something in a ​particularplace: [T] The ​companydecided to locate ​itsheadquarters in Denver.
(Definition of locate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"locate" in Business English

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locateverb

uk   us   /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 ​helppeopledetermine the most ideal cities to locate their ​businesses.
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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 ​keepitemsleft in the ​property if he is unable to locate the ​tenant.
(Definition of locate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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