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 for locate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Locate \Lo"cate\, v. i.
     To place one's self; to take up one's residence; to settle;
     as, to locate in Seattle. [Colloq.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Locate \Lo"cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Located; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Locating.] [L. locatus, p. p. of locare to place, fr. locus
     place. See Local.]
     1. To place; to set in a particular spot or position.
        [1913 Webster]
              The captives and emigrants whom he brought with him
              were located in the trans-Tiberine quarter. --B. F.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To designate the site or place of; to define the limits
        of; as, to locate a public building; to locate a mining
        claim; to locate (the land granted by) a land warrant.
        [1913 Webster]
              That part of the body in which the sense of touch is
              located.                              --H. Spencer.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. To discover the location or site of; as, to locate the
        source of a radio transmission; to locate a leak; to
        locate the malfunction in a system.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: discover the location of; determine the place of; find by
           searching or examining; "Can you locate your cousins in the
           Midwest?"; "My search turned up nothing" [syn: locate,
           turn up]
      2: determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by
         an instrument or by a survey; "Our sense of sight enables us
         to locate objects in space"; "Locate the boundaries of the
         property" [syn: situate, locate]
      3: assign a location to; "The company located some of their
         agents in Los Angeles" [syn: locate, place, site]
      4: take up residence and become established; "The immigrants
         settled in the Midwest" [syn: settle, locate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "locate":
     allocate, anchor, assign, base, billet at, bivouac, burrow, camp,
     chance upon, collocate, colonize, come across, come to anchor,
     deploy, determine, discover, dispose, domesticate, drop anchor,
     emplace, ensconce, establish, establish residence, find, find out,
     fix, get, get a fix, hit, hit upon, hive, home in on, hunt down,
     inhabit, install, invent, keep house, live at, localize, moor,
     move, navigate, nest, park, people, perch, pin down, pinpoint,
     place, populate, position, put in place, rediscover, relocate,
     reside, roost, run down, run to earth, set up, set up housekeeping,
     set up shop, settle, settle down, sit down, site, situate, spot,
     squat, stand, stay at, strike, strike root, take residence at,
     take root, take up residence, trace, trace down, track down,
     triangulate, turn up, unearth, zero in on

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