Collocate meaning

kŏlə-kāt
To place together or in proper order; arrange side by side.
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To occur in a collocation. Used of words.

Rancid often collocates with butter.

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To arrange; esp., to set side by side.
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(linguistics, translation studies) (said of certain words) To be often used together, form a collocation; for example strong collocates with tea.
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To arrange or occur side by side.
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(linguistics) A component word of a collocation.
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(obsolete) Set; placed.

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Origin of collocate

  • Latin collocāre collocāt- com- com- locāre to place locate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin collocāt-, ppl. stem of collocō.

    From Wiktionary