"locates" in the verb sense
1. locate, turn up
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"
2. situate, locate
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"
3. locate, place, site
assign a location to
"The company located some of their agents in Los Angeles"
4. settle, locate
take up residence and become established
"The immigrants settled in the Midwest"
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