Definition of situate in English:



Pronunciation: /ˈsiCHəˌwāt/
usually be situated
  • 1 Fix or build (something) in a certain place or position.

    ‘the pilot light is usually situated at the front of the boiler’
    ‘a conveniently situated hotel’
    • ‘This house is situated next to a renovated church on a quiet road close to the city centre.’
    • ‘A church is frequently situated within the old walls of a fort, built of Roman stone.’
    • ‘Recently completely renovated, the house is situated on a half acre site with side entrance.’
    • ‘The school is situated in an enviable position next to the River Thames.’
    • ‘The property is situated close to a main road.’
    • ‘This fine property is situated on a 0.5 acre site of private mature gardens.’
    • ‘These areas are situated at the base of mountain and have been cleared of all the vegetation.’
    • ‘The new university campuses are all situated near military bases.’
    • ‘No fishing license is needed, as the pond is entirely situated on private property.’
    • ‘A cafe is situated conveniently at the top of the hill and there is a pub within a few metres.’
    • ‘The church is situated in an imposing position overlooking the village of Kildavin.’
    • ‘Most of the craft shops are situated in a restored Edwardian stable block built around a courtyard.’
    • ‘The development is situated close to a number of large business premises.’
    • ‘This period three-bedroom residence is situated close to the Grand Canal on a street of terraced homes.’
    • ‘The site was situated close to the Stanmore Town Centre and to public facilities.’
    • ‘The house is situated on an extensive site in a secure, quiet residential area.’
    • ‘The six-storey building is situated on an elevated site and will have retail units at ground level.’
    • ‘It is situated in an elevated position on this popular coastal road and enjoys superb views of Dublin Bay and Howth.’
    • ‘The site is situated close to the golf club.’
    • ‘The stations studio is situated on the dumpsite close to the homes of the participating children.’
    locate, site, set, position, place, base
    build, establish
    station, post
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    1. 1.1 Put in context; describe the circumstances surrounding (something)
      ‘it is necessary to situate these ideas in the wider context of the economy’
      • ‘We must describe the present, but situate it in the forces and struggles of the past.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘What both works do well is to situate a set of ideas now very familiar to students of environmental studies in less familiar territory.’
      • ‘She situates her storytelling within a specifically literary context, and develops a double-voiced message, directed toward both a white audience and the black community.’
      • ‘At various times in the last 25 years, the journalist and writer, Paul Kelly has attempted to situate Australian politics in the broad context of national ideas and discussion.’
      • ‘Facing one's death when it is inevitable and imminent situates the person differently depending on the context and immediate past history.’
      • ‘In the Conclusion to each chapter we have situated the material in the context of the relevant themes.’
      • ‘The author situates his analysis of American experts in broad context, including short forays into issues ranging from the history of American journalism to contemporary debates over multiculturalism.’
      • ‘And yet the context in which the judicial system is situated has changed radically in the last fifty years.’
      • ‘I will initially sketch a context to help situate the care of dementia patients and the termination of their treatment.’
      • ‘It is clearly necessary to situate these verses within ancient Mediterranean cultural codes relating to honor and gender.’
      • ‘Our secondary goal is to situate this exploration and analysis within the broader context of continuing professional education.’
      • ‘Articulating one's practice and situating it in context comes more naturally to some than to others.’
    2. 1.2be situated[with adverbial] Be in a specified financial or marital position.
      ‘Amy is now comfortably situated’


Pronunciation: /ˈsiCHo͝oət/
  • Situated.


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