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"locate" in British English

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locateverb

uk   /ləʊˈkeɪt/  us   /loʊˈkeɪt/
  • locate verb (BE SITUATED)

be located in, near, on, etc.

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B1 to be in a particular place: Our office is located in midtown Manhattan.
  • 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.
(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 exact position of something: Archeologists have located the remains of an ancient temple.
  • locate verb (PUT IN PLACE)

[I/T] to put or establish something in a particular place: [T] The company decided to locate its headquarters 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 help people determine the most ideal cities to locate their businesses.
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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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