locate locate  /ˈloʊ ˌkeɪt/


  1. (v) discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining
  2. (v) determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
  3. (v) assign a location to
  4. (v) take up residence and become established


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  1. What's more, it would help authorities locate people in roadside emergencies or if they're reported missing, much like GM's OnStar service.
  2. The only thing the system can't do is locate the Loc8tor itself.
  3. After DEA agents helped locate the Herreras last month, federales raided their houses in Guadalajara and Torreon.


  1. Crews searching for missing boy in canal

    Rescue crews are working to locate a boy who went missing after swimming in a canal off Joe Nuxhall Boulevard in Hamilton Tuesday night.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WCPO Cincinnati

  2. Crews locate missing woman

    ELK RIDGE, Utah – Rescue personnel located a 73-year-old woman who went missing from her home in Elk Ridge Monday....
    on June 18, 2013     Source: FOX 13 Utah

  3. Dispatcher Spends 8 Hours on Phone to Locate Patient

    A New York City Fire Department dispatcher stayed on the phone with a patient in need of help for eight hours as authorities rushed to locate her. A 911 call came into the system at 12:53 p.m. on June 10 and it appeared to be...        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: ABC News


  1. "When we made a similar appeal last year, it was information provided by the public which helped identify and locate Christopher Paul Neil, who is now in jail facing child abuse charges," said Noble.
    on May 6, 2008 By: Ronald Noble Source: AFP

  2. "Walks obviously kill you and it kills you even more when you don't locate a pitch and they hit it for a three-run homer," said Marcum in assessing his start. "That's something I've been struggling with for the last few starts, walking...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Shaun Marcum Source: USA Today

  3. "We want to assure the families of all the miners we are taking every action possible to locate and rescue those still missing," Blankenship said.
    on Apr 5, 2010 By: Don Blankenship Source: CTV.ca

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