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

Definition of collocate

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

Examples of collocate in a Sentence

The word “college” collocates with “student.”

First Known Use of collocate

1548, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for collocate

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

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The first known use of collocate was in 1548

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“Collocate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of collocate

technical : to appear often with another word

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