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lo·cate

locate

 
 
pronunciation:
lo keIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: locates, locating, located
definition 1: to find the position or place of.
Have you located his house?
synonyms:
find, spot
similar words:
detect, determine, discover, notice, stumble across, unearth
definition 2: to put or set in a certain place.
He located his business in the city.
synonyms:
base, set
similar words:
establish, house, place, position, post, quarter, settle
Word Parts  About this feature
The word locate contains the following parts:
loc Latin root that means place
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-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).