collocate

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verb col·lo·cate \ˈkä-lə-ˌkāt\

Definition of collocate

collocated

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collocating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to set or arrange in a place or position; especially :  to set side by side

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to occur in conjunction with something

Examples of collocate in a sentence

  1. The word college collocates with student.

Origin and Etymology of collocate

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


First Known Use: 1548


COLLOCATE Defined for English Language Learners

collocate

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verb col·lo·cate \ˈkä-lə-ˌkāt\

Definition of collocate for English Language Learners

  • : to appear often with another word



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