[ 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.

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

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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


/ (ˈkɒləˌkeɪt) /

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

Origin of collocate

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

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