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The verb "schedule" is used to denote a time (e.g."the meeting is scheduled for 8 am"). Is there a corresponding verb that denotes a place?

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    I'm wondering if scheduled wouldn't be OK for your use as well. "We've scheduled the meeting for the large conference room" gets your point across pretty well.
    – Brendon
    Jan 5, 2012 at 19:29
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    I agree with @Brendon: scheduling as an activity entails more than just figuring out when; you also have to find a where, and possibly also a why and what (i.e. agenda), though I guess those latter two are more likely to be precursors to the scheduling activity.
    – Marthaª
    Jan 5, 2012 at 19:58

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A verb equivalent for schedule relating to place is site:

We have sited the morning reception in the Mangosteen Room.

Site the portable flux capacitors for maximum exposure to the antimatter stream.

site, tr.v. 1 : to provide with a site; 2 : to put in position so as to be able to perform a specific mission [Merriam-Webster]

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The verb situate, "To place on or into a physical location", may be used. Alternatives include locate, fix a place, and set a venue. (Venue is a noun meaning "A place, especially the one where a given event is to happen".)

Edit As I note in a comment, one is more likely to hear sentences like the following

The meeting is in the conference room.
The meeting will be held in the conference room.

rather than "The meeting is situated in the conference room". If the meeting venue is under discussion, quite plausibly one might hear "We haven't decided where to situate the meeting", but again "We haven't decided where to hold the meeting" is more likely.

In facilities planning vs. meeting planning, cases using situate are a little more likely: "We haven't scheduled this plant because we haven't situated it yet."

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    Regarding my specific example, I don't think that "the meeting is situated in the conference room" or would make sense. Do you? Jan 5, 2012 at 19:06
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    @Quinn Certainly it makes sense; but few would say it. "The meeting is set in..." or "The meeting will be held in..." are more likely to be heard. I think neither construction parallels "schedule" quite as well as does "situate", and your question asks for a "corresponding verb". Jan 5, 2012 at 19:10
  • Quite right. The answer to OP's question is "situate", with the caveat that in practice we simply don't normally use it anyway. To be honest, I'd rather say "The meeting is scheduled for the conference room" than "...situated in..." - even in a context where the actual date/time hadn't yet been set. Jan 5, 2012 at 22:26
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As noted in comments, "schedule" works for locations too. But if you're looking for a location-specific word, try book (def. 27):

to reserve (a place, passage, etc) or engage the services of (a performer, driver, etc) in advance: to book a flight; to book a band

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