tr.v. sit·u·at·ed, sit·u·at·ing, sit·u·ates
1. To place in a certain spot or position; locate: The statue is situated in the center of the fountain.
2. To place in a given context, category, or set of circumstances: "It was hard for him to situate her in any of the usual categories reserved for women" (Jane Urquhart).
adj. (-ĭt, -āt′)
[Middle English, from Medieval Latin situāre, situāt-, to place, from Latin situs, location; see tkei- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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