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Definition 1: take up residence and become established - [verb of change]

Samples where locate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The immigrants settled in the Midwest

Synonyms for locate in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of locate ) settle as colonists or establish a colony (in)

"The British colonized the East Coast"

(... is a kind of locate ) settle in a new place

"The immigrants had to resettle"

(locate implies ...) change residence, affiliation, or place of employment

"We moved from Idaho to Nebraska" "The basketball player moved from one team to another"

Definition 2: discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining - [verb of possession]

Samples where locate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?
  • My search turned up nothing

Synonyms for locate in the sense of this definition

(locate is a kind of ...) come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost

"Did you find your glasses?" "I cannot find my gloves!"

(... is a kind of locate ) bring to light

"The CIA unearthed a plot to kill the President"

(... is a kind of locate ) locate exactly

"can you pinpoint the position of the enemy?" "The chemists could not nail the identity of the chromosome"

(locate has a similar meaning as ...) find by digging in the ground

"I dug up an old box in the garden"

Definition 3: assign a location to - [verb of possession]

Samples where locate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles

Synonyms for locate in the sense of this definition

(locate is a kind of ...) assign to a station

Definition 4: determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey - [verb of stative]

Samples where locate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space
  • Locate the boundaries of the property

Synonyms for locate in the sense of this definition

(locate is a kind of ...) establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

"find the product of two numbers" "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"

(... is a kind of locate ) locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar

(... is a kind of locate ) locate by means of radar

"The pilot managed to radiolocate the lost aircraft"

(... is a kind of locate ) locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences

"map the genes"

(... is a kind of locate ) identify the location or place of

"We localized the source of the infection"

(... is a kind of locate ) situate as a center of operations

"we will base this project in the new lab"

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