- 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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Historical Examples of collocate
Published in two volumes with the title: Indicazione delle immagini di Maria, collocate sulle mura esterne di Roma.
Collocate e poste una appresso all' altra con diligenza e cura esatta.
- (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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