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collocate

[ kol-uh-keyt ]
/ ˈkɒl əˌkeɪt /
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verb (used with object), col·lo·cat·ed, col·lo·cat·ing.

to set or place together, especially side by side.
to arrange in proper order: to collocate events.

verb (used without object), col·lo·cat·ed, col·lo·cat·ing.

Linguistics. to enter into a collocation.

noun

Linguistics. a lexical item that collocates with another.

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Origin of collocate

1505–15; <Latin collocātus (past participle of collocāre), equivalent to col-col-1 + loc(us) place + -ātus-ate1
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How to use collocate in a sentence

  • Published in two volumes with the title: Indicazione delle immagini di Maria, collocate sulle mura esterne di Roma.

    Pagan and Christian Rome|Rodolfo Lanciani
  • Collocate e poste una appresso all' altra con diligenza e cura esatta.

    Pagan and Christian Rome|Rodolfo Lanciani

British Dictionary definitions for collocate

collocate
/ (ˈkɒləˌkeɪt) /

verb

(tr) to group or place together in some system or order

Word Origin for collocate

C16: from Latin collocāre, from com- together + locāre to place, from locus place
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