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situate Syllabification: sit·u·ate

Definition of situate in English:


Pronunciation: /ˈsiCHəˌwāt/
[with object] (usually be situated)
1Fix or build (something) in a certain place or position: the pilot light is usually situated at the front of the boiler (as adjective with submodifier situated) a conveniently situated hotel
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  • The stations studio is situated on the dumpsite close to the homes of the participating children.
  • The church is situated in an imposing position overlooking the village of Kildavin.
  • The school is situated in an enviable position next to the River Thames.
locate, site, position, place, station, build
1.1Put in context; describe the circumstances surrounding (something): it is necessary to situate these ideas in the wider context of the economy
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  • Articulating one's practice and situating it in context comes more naturally to some than to others.
  • Broken into extremely short chapters, the text focuses on the lives of these individuals, but provides little historical context with which to situate these case studies.
  • I will initially sketch a context to help situate the care of dementia patients and the termination of their treatment.
1.2 (be situated) [with adverbial] Be in a specified financial or marital position: Amy is now comfortably situated


Pronunciation: /ˈsiCHo͝oət/
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Late Middle English: from medieval Latin situat- 'placed', from the verb situare, from Latin situs 'site'.

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