—v.t. 1. to identify or discover the place or location of: to locate the bullet wound. 2. to set, fix, or establish in a position, situation, or locality; place; settle: to locate our European office in Paris. 3. to assign or ascribe a particular location to (something), as by knowledge or opinion: Some scholars locate the Garden of Eden in Babylonia. 4. to survey and enter a claim to a tract of land; take possession of land.
—v.i. to establish one's business or residence in a place; settle.