To locate something is to find it. You might locate someone or something by their name, by their address, or by some other means.

  • He located the student by their name in the directory.

  • The company is trying to locate the stolen goods.

  • They were unable to locate the cat in the dark.

Definition of locates


assign a location to


place, site


discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining


turn up


determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey




take up residence and become established



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Example Sentences for locates

  • 1

    The place is located in the botanical region.

  • 2

    The girl eventually finds out the location.

  • 3

    In the image, is the location of the lineament in the right place

  • 4

    The tripod is placed in the location where it is needed.

  • 5

    This enables the operator to locate any of the three positions with assurance.

  • 6

    I haven't find the location of the 'spaceships' the cockroach was climbing to.

  • 7

    The House was located in a luxurious place somewhere up in the rock.

  • 8

    The Medical Center is a conglomeration of hospitals located in the same place.

  • 9

    The appraisal would take place on location of the borrower's property.

  • 10

    Compare location and locate, and echolocation and echolocate.