locate


locate
locate lo‧cate [ləʊˈkeɪt ǁ ˈloʊkeɪt] verb [intransitive, transitive]
1. to start a business or company in a particular place:

• Foreign companies began to locate new plants in the United States.

locate in

• A growing number of small factories are finding it pays to locate in cities.

2. be located to be based in a particular place:

• The offices are located in Portland, Oregon.

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locate UK US /ləʊˈkeɪt/ verb PROPERTY
[I or T] to choose a particular place to start or build a business: locate (sth) in sth »

Payments were offered to encourage companies to locate in Kansas.

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We help people determine the most ideal cities to locate their businesses.

Compare RELOCATE(Cf. relocate)
be located — Cf. be located
[T] FORMAL to find someone or something: »

After a period of time, a landlord is entitled to keep items left in the property if he is unable to locate the tenant.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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