Definition of situate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    situate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪtʃueɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪtʃueɪt//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they situate
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪtʃueɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪtʃueɪt//
     
    he / she / it situates
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪtʃueɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪtʃueɪts//
     
    past simple situated
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪtʃueɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪtʃueɪtɪd//
     
    past participle situated
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪtʃueɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪtʃueɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form situating
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪtʃueɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪtʃueɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1situate something + adv./prep. to build or place something in a particular position
  2. 2situate something + adv./prep. to consider how an idea, event, etc. is related to other things that influence your view of it Let me try and situate the events in their historical context.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from medieval Latin situat- ‘placed’, from the verb situare, from Latin situs ‘site’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: situate