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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)

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.

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."