- IPA: /ˈsɪt͡ʃueɪt/
situate (situates, present participle situating; past and past participle situated)
- (transitive) To place on or into a physical location.
- The statue is situated in a corner hardly visible to the public, except through a window from an outside maintenance area situated behind the building.
- (transitive) To place or put into an intangible place or position, such as social, ethical, fictional, etc. Most commonly used adjectivally in past participle and often used figuratively.
- The mayor is situated between probable censure and possible recall.
- (now rare) Situated.
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:, II.ii.3:
- Wadley in Berkshire is situate in a vale, though not so fertile a soil as some vales afford […].
- 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost
- Pleasure situate in hill and dale.
- 1938, letter from South African Secretary for Native Affairs to N L Henwood:
- […] the farm Kafferskraal No. 62 is not situate within a released area and its acquisition by the South African Native Trust is consequently not contemplated.
- (heraldry) Situated; located.