locate

locate
locate
is an 18c Americanism that still has a transatlantic flavour, especially in its intransitive use (without an object) as in Numerous industries have located in the area. In BrE, this use is more common in the form relocate, also originally an Americanism (19c):

• I am advising your colleague…to relocate —Robert McCrum, 1991.

In both varieties, to be located is a synonym for ‘to be situated’ (The supermarket is located in the northern outskirts of the city), but again its American sound can cause disquiet among British language purists.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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