In The Buenos Aires Quintet, he is trying to locate his missing cousin at the behest of his uncle.
It was enough for him to locate it; he did not venture there.
The police have not been able to locate where Steven has Laura imprisoned.
1650s, "to establish oneself in a place, settle," from Latin locatus, past participle of locare "to place, put, set, dispose, arrange," from locus "a place" (see locus). Sense of "mark the limits of a place" (especially a land grant) is attested from 1739 in American English; this developed to "establish (something) in a place" (1807) and "to find out the place of" (1882, American English). Related: Located; locating.