collocate

verb

col·​lo·​cate ˈkä-lə-ˌkāt How to pronounce collocate (audio)
collocated; collocating

transitive verb

: to set or arrange in a place or position
especially : to set side by side

intransitive verb

: to occur in conjunction with something

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Example Sentences

The word “college” collocates with “student.”

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Word History

Etymology

Latin collocatus, past participle of collocare, from com- + locare to place, from locus place — more at stall

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of collocate was in 1548

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Cite this Entry

“Collocate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collocate. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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