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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.
verb (used without object), col·lo·cat·ed, col·lo·cat·ing.
  1. Linguistics. to enter into a collocation.
  1. Linguistics. a lexical item that collocates with another.

Origin of collocate

1505–15; < Latin collocātus (past participle of collocāre), equivalent to col- col-1 + loc(us) place + -ātus -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for collocate

accumulate, gather, parallel, collect, assemble, collimate

Examples from the Web for collocate

Historical Examples of collocate

  • 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


  1. (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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for collocate

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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