situates, situating, situated
If you situate something such as an idea or fact in a particular context, you relate it to that context, especially in order to understand it better. [FORMAL]

[V n adv/prep] How do we situate Christianity in the context of modern physics and psychology?

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  • situate — meaning situated, survives in legal language and occasionally in the language of estate agents descriptions, in the UK and beyond: • The premises situate at Lukashya turn off, Mungwi Road Times of Zambia, 1977. It has no place in general usage …   Modern English usage

  • Situate — Sit u*ate, v. t. To place. [R.] Landor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • situate — index allocate, deposit (place), establish (entrench), locate, lodge (house), pinpoint …   Law dictionary

  • situate — 1530s, to give a site to, from M.L. situatus, pp. of situare to place, locate, from L. situs place, position (see SITE (Cf. site)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • situate — [v] locate establish, fix, park, place, position, put, put in place, set, settle, stand; concept 226 …   New thesaurus

  • situate — ► VERB 1) place in a particular location or context. 2) (be situated) be in a specified financial or marital position. ORIGIN Latin situare place , from situs site …   English terms dictionary

  • situate — [sich′o͞o it, sich′o͞oāt΄; ] for v. [, sich′o͞oāt΄] adj. [ML situatus, pp. of situare, to place < L situs: see SITE] rare or archaic var. of SITUATED vt. situated, situating to put in a certain place or position; place; locate …   English World dictionary

  • situate — sit|u|ate [ˈsıtʃueıt] v [T] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Medieval Latin; Origin: , past participle of situare, from Latin situs; SITE1] to describe or consider something as being part of something else or related to something else situate sth in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • situate — UK [ˈsɪtʃueɪt] / US [ˈsɪtʃuˌeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms situate : present tense I/you/we/they situate he/she/it situates present participle situating past tense situated past participle situated formal 1) to put something, especially a… …   English dictionary

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