- to set or place together, especially side by side.
- to arrange in proper order: to collocate events.
- Linguistics. to enter into a collocation.
- Linguistics. a lexical item that collocates with another.
Origin of collocate
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Examples from the Web for collocated
He is passing over rugged land, and about his way the clouds are collocated wildly.The Illustrated Key to the Tarot
L. W. de Laurence
Finally, the human mind approaches the question—Why have these physical agencies been so collocated or adjusted?The Theistic Conception of the World
B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
We have indefinite variability because they may be collocated in any conceivable or inconceivable way.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)
- (tr) to group or place together in some system or order
C16: from Latin collocāre, from com- together + locāre to place, from locus place
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Word Origin and History for collocated
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