US: /ˌsɪtʃuˈeɪʃən/
UK: /sˌɪt‍ʃuːˈe‍ɪʃən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

situation /,sitju'eiʃn/
  • danh từ
    • vị trí, địa thế
      • unrivalled for situation: địa thế đẹp không đâu bằng
    • tình thế, tình cảnh, hoàn cảnh, trạng thái
      • an embarrassing situation: tình thế lúng túng
    • chỗ làm, việc làm
      • to find a situation: tìm được việc làm
    • điểm nút (của kịch)

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 all the circumstances and things that are happening at a particular time and in a particular place: to be in a difficult situation + You could get into a situation where you have to decide immediately. + We have all been in similar embarrassing situations. + the present economic / financial / political situation + He could see no way out of the situation. + In your situation, I would look for another job. + What we have here is a crisis situation. + I'm in a no-win situation (= whatever I do will be bad for me).
2 (written) the kind of area or surroundings that a building or town has: The town is in a delightful situation in a wide green valley.
3 (old-fashioned or written) a job: Situations Vacant (= the title of the section in a newspaper where jobs are advertised)

Thesaurus dictionary

1 place, position, location, spot, site, locale, setting:
The situation of the monastery, high on the mountain, makes it almost inaccessible
2 state (of affairs), condition, circumstances, case, status (quo), lay of the land, picture; plight, predicament; Colloq ball game; kettle of fish:
The present situation calls for careful planning. The chancellor's policies have done little to improve the economic situation.
3 position, place, job, employment, post, Colloq berth:
Jenkins likes his new situation as Lord Fortescue's valet.

Collocation dictionary

1 the things that are happening


general, overall, total, whole | current, immediate, present | international, local, national, world | actual, concrete, real/real-life | hypothetical, unlikely | favourable, happy, healthy, ideal, privileged | satisfactory, stable | chaotic, explosive, fluid, unstable, volatile | awkward, delicate, difficult, embarrassing, sticky, stressful, tense, tricky, uncomfortable, unpleasant, vulnerable
I always seem to get into sticky situations on holiday.
| dangerous, hazardous, perilous, risky | crisis, emergency | alarming, bad, critical, deplorable, desperate, disgraceful, grave, intolerable, serious, terrible, tragic, unhappy | catch-22, hopeless, no-win | absurd, bizarre, extraordinary, ludicrous, novel, odd, paradoxical, ridiculous, strange, unique, unusual | complex, complicated | simple | one-to-one | social
Do you feel awkward in social situations?
| strategic | work | domestic | economic, financial, legal, military, political
the international political situation


bring about, create, lead to, result in | be faced with, be placed in, encounter, face, find yourself in, get into
I found myself in rather an awkward situation.
| avoid | grasp, take in, understand
She found it difficult to take in the situation.
| analyse, appraise, assess, consider, discuss, examine, judge, look at, review, size up, take stock of, think about, weigh up | clarify, describe, explain, outline, sum up | accept, face up to | address, be in control of, cope with, deal with, handle, respond to, take control of
learning strategies to cope with difficult situations
| ameliorate, defuse, ease, help, improve, rectify, remedy
The peacekeepers are trained to defuse potentially explosive situations.
| exploit, take advantage of
He saw she was confused and he took full advantage of the situation.
| lose control of | affect, change, influence, transform | aggravate, complicate, exacerbate
Interfering now would only exacerbate the situation.


arise, develop
We will deal with that if the situation arises.
| improve | change | deteriorate, worsen
The situation is deteriorating rapidly.


in a/the ~
What would you do in this situation?


the gravity/seriousness of the situation
Given the gravity of the situation, I'm not surprised she's panicking.
| a way out of the situation
I was in trouble and I could see no way out of the situation.

2 position of sth


beautiful, idyllic, pleasant


in a ~
located in a beautiful situation

Concise English dictionary

+the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time
+a condition or position in which you find yourself
+a complex or critical or unusual difficulty
+physical position in relation to the surroundings
+a job in an organization