Definition of "locate" []

  • To determine or specify the position or limits of: locate Albany on the map; managed to locate the site of the old artists' colony. (verb-transitive)
  • To find by searching, examining, or experimenting: locate the source of error. (verb-transitive)
  • To place at a certain location; station or situate: locate an agent in Rochester. (verb-transitive)
  • To become established; settle. (verb-intransitive)
  • To discover the position, situation, or whereabouts of; find (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To situate or place (verb)
  • To become established or settled (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "locate" in a sentence
  • "If you aren't able to find the phone within the first 10 minutes, you can use a different phone to text the word "locate" to your missing phone to start the process over."
  • "I installed it immediately, sent the keyword "locate" via SMS from my laptop with Google Voice, and awaited the first e-mail."
  • "Swatter, your argument of why a government entity can pick and choose to whom to recruit to locate is valid but is easily reasoned with."