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Synonyms of locate in English:


  • 1 help me locate this photograph
    find, discover, pinpoint, detect, track down, unearth, sniff out, smoke out, search out, ferret out, uncover
  • 2 a company located near Pittsburgh
    put, build, establish, found, station, install, settle
  • Usage


    In formal English, one should avoid using locate to mean ‘find (a missing object)’: he can't seem to locate his keys. In precise usage, locate means ‘discover the exact place or position of’ or ‘fix the position of, put in place’: the doctors hope to locate the source of the bleeding; the studio should be located on a north-facing slope
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