WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
lo•cate /ˈloʊkeɪt, loʊˈkeɪt/USA pronunciation   v.,  -cat•ed, -cat•ing. 
  1. to identify or discover the location of;
    find:[+ object]to locate a missing book.
  2. 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.
  3. to assign a particular location to, as by knowledge or opinion:[+ object]Some scholars locate the Garden of Eden in Babylonia.
lo•cat•a•ble, adj. 
lo•cat•er, lo•ca•tor, n. [countable]See -loc-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
lo•cate  (lōkāt, lō kāt),USA pronunciation v.,  -cat•ed, -cat•ing. 
  1. to identify or discover the place or location of:to locate the bullet wound.
  2. to set, fix, or establish in a position, situation, or locality;
    settle:to locate our European office in Paris.
  3. to assign or ascribe a particular location to (something), as by knowledge or opinion:Some scholars locate the Garden of Eden in Babylonia.
  4. to survey and enter a claim to a tract of land;
    take possession of land.

  1. to establish one's business or residence in a place;
lo•cata•ble, adj. 
  • Latin locātus, past participle of locāre to put in a given position, place; see locus, -ate1
  • 1645–55, American.

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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