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collocate

[kol-uh-keyt]
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verb (used with object), col·lo·cat·ed, col·lo·cat·ing.
  1. to set or place together, especially side by side.
  2. to arrange in proper order: to collocate events.
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verb (used without object), col·lo·cat·ed, col·lo·cat·ing.
  1. Linguistics. to enter into a collocation.
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noun
  1. 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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Related Words

accumulategatherparallelcollectassemblecollimate

Examples from the Web for collocate

Historical Examples

  • 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

verb
  1. (tr) to group or place together in some system or order
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin collocāre, from com- together + locāre to place, from locus place
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Word Origin and History for collocate

v.

1510s, from Latin collocatus, past participle of collocare "to arrange, place together, set in a place," from com- "together" (see com-) + locare "to place" (see locate). Meaning "conference, consultation" is mid-14c. Related: collocated; collocating.

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