WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
lo•cate /ˈloʊkeɪt, loʊˈkeɪt/USA pronunciation v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.

  • [+ object] to identify or discover the location of;
    find:to locate a missing book.
  • to establish (one's business or home) in a locality; settle: [+ object]They located their offices downtown.[no object]decided to locate in New Mexico.
  • [+ object] to assign a particular location to, as by knowledge or opinion:Some scholars locate the Garden of Eden in Babylonia.
  • lo•cat•a•ble, adj. 
    lo•cat•er, lo•ca•tor, n. [countable]See -loc-.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    locate /ləʊˈkeɪt/ vb
    1. (transitive) to discover the position, situation, or whereabouts of; find
    2. (tr; often passive) to situate or place: located on the edge of the city
    3. (intransitive) to become established or settled

    loˈcater n

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