[ kol-uh-keyt ]
/ ˈkɒl əˌkeɪt /
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verb (used with object), col·lo·cat·ed, col·lo·cat·ing.
to set or place together, especially side by side.
to arrange in proper order: to collocate events.
verb (used without object), col·lo·cat·ed, col·lo·cat·ing.
Linguistics. to enter into a collocation.
Linguistics. a lexical item that collocates with another.
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How to use collocate in a sentence
He is passing over rugged land, and about his way the clouds are collocated wildly.The Illustrated Key to the Tarot|L. W. de Laurence
We have indefinite variability because they may be collocated in any conceivable or inconceivable way.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)|Leslie Stephen
Finally, the human mind approaches the question—Why have these physical agencies been so collocated or adjusted?The Theistic Conception of the World|B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
British Dictionary definitions for collocate
/ (ˈkɒləˌkeɪt) /
(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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