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Definition of locate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they locate
    he / she / it locates
    past simple located
    -ing form locating
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  1. 1[transitive] locate somebody/something to find the exact position of someone or something The mechanic located the fault immediately. Rescue planes are trying to locate the missing sailors.
  2. 2[transitive] locate something + adv./prep. to put or build something in a particular place synonym site They located their headquarters in Boston. compare relocate
  3. 3[intransitive] + adv./prep. to start a business in a particular place There are tax breaks for businesses that locate in rural areas.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: locate