situate

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin situātus, past participle of Medieval Latin situō (to locate, place), from Latin situs (a site).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪt͡ʃueɪt/
  • Hyphenation: sit‧u‧ate

Verb[edit]

situate (third-person singular simple present situates, present participle situating, simple past and past participle situated)

  1. (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.
  2. (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.

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Adjective[edit]

situate (comparative more situate, superlative most situate)

  1. (now rare) Situated.
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      , II.ii.3:
      Wadley in Berkshire is situate in a vale, though not so fertile a soil as some vales afford […].
    • (Can we date this quote by Milton?)
      Pleasure situate in hill and dale.
  2. (heraldry) Situated; located.
    • 2013, Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, A Complete Guide To Heraldry, →ISBN:
      The arms of the College of Surgeons in Endinburgh, I fancy, afford the only instance of what is presumably a corpse, the blazon being: "Azure, a man (human body) fesswise between a dexter hand having an eye on the palm issuing out of a cloud downward and a castle situate on a rock proper, within a bordure or charged with several instruments peculiar to the art (sic); on a canton of the first a saltire argent surmounted of a thistle vert, crowned of the third."

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

situate

  1. feminine plural of situato

Verb[edit]

situate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of situare
  2. second-person plural imperative of situare
  3. feminine plural of situato

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

situāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of situō