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collocate

[ kol-uh-keyt ]
/ 藞k蓲l 蓹藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), col路lo路cat路ed, col路lo路cat路ing.
to set or place together, especially side by side.
to arrange in proper order: to collocate events.
verb (used without object), col路lo路cat路ed, col路lo路cat路ing.
Linguistics. to enter into a collocation.
noun
Linguistics. a lexical item that collocates with another.
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Origin of collocate

1505鈥15; <Latin colloc膩tus (past participle of colloc膩re), equivalent to col-col-1 + loc(us) place + -膩tus-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
/ (藞k蓲l蓹藢ke瑟t) /

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

Word Origin for collocate

C16: from Latin colloc膩re, from com- together + loc膩re to place, from locus place
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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