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situate

[v. sich-oo-eyt; adj. sich-oo-it, -eyt] /v. ˈsɪtʃ uˌeɪt; adj. ˈsɪtʃ u ɪt, -ˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), situated, situating.
1.
to put in or on a particular site or place; locate.
adjective
2.
Archaic. located; placed; situated.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; < Late Latin situātus situated, equivalent to Latin situ-, stem of situs site + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
intersituate, verb (used with object), intersituated, intersituating.
resituate, verb (used with object), resituated, resituating.
Synonyms
1. establish, station, set, install.
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  • Stylish pillows wrapped in plastic invited you to make yourself comfortable and situate yourself behind the connected computers.
  • Those who enjoy old-fashioned tent camping will also find plenty of room to situate themselves for overnight fun.
  • First, you can situate yourself conveniently to your next activity.
  • Informed journalism explains how academics situate today's human predicaments in the vastness of time and of space.
  • The camera image is a technology of memory, a mechanism through which one can construct the past and situate it in the present.
  • It would seem-certainly because he doesn't know where exactly to situate me-that he expects me to arbitrate these differences.
  • First you must situate a novel in a particular school before you can evaluate it on that school's principles.
  • Tobacco companies learned early to situate themselves at the cutting edge of advertising.
  • The channels swing open for the user to effortlessly situate wires and cables.
British Dictionary definitions for situate

situate

/ˈsɪtjʊˌeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive; often passive) to allot a site to; place; locate
adjective
2.
(now used esp in legal contexts) situated; located
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin situāre to position, from Latin situs a site
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Word Origin and History for situate
v.

early 15c., "to place in a particular state or condition," from Medieval Latin situatus, past participle of situare "to place, locate," from Latin situs "a place, position" (see site). Related: Situated; situating.

adj.

1520s, now obsolete, adjective from Late Latin situatus, past participle of situare (see situate (v.)).

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