Meaning of “locate” in the English Dictionary

"locate" in English

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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.

(Definition of “locate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"locate" in American English

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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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uk /ləʊˈkeɪt/ us 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.
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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)