Definition of situate in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsɪtʃʊeɪt
, -tjʊ-/
[with object and adverbial of place]
  • 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, set, position, place, base; build, establish; install; station, post
  • 1.1Put in context; describe the circumstances surrounding (something): it is necessary to situate these ideas in the wider context of the class structure
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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: /ˈsɪtʃʊət
, -tjʊət/
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  • Situated: the petty sessions area in which it is situate


late Middle English: from medieval Latin situat- 'placed', from the verb situare, from Latin situs 'site'.

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