Definition of coordinate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also co-ordinate) verb
    BrE BrE//kəʊˈɔːdɪneɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈɔːrdɪneɪt//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they coordinate
    BrE BrE//kəʊˈɔːdɪneɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈɔːrdɪneɪt//
    he / she / it coordinates
    BrE BrE//kəʊˈɔːdɪneɪts//
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈɔːrdɪneɪts//
    past simple coordinated
    BrE BrE//kəʊˈɔːdɪneɪtɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈɔːrdɪneɪtɪd//
    past participle coordinated
    BrE BrE//kəʊˈɔːdɪneɪtɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈɔːrdɪneɪtɪd//
    -ing form coordinating
    BrE BrE//kəʊˈɔːdɪneɪtɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//koʊˈɔːrdɪneɪtɪŋ//
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  1. 1coordinate something to organize the different parts of an activity and the people involved in it so that it works well They appointed a new manager to coordinate the work of the team. We need to develop a coordinated approach to the problem.
  2. 2[transitive] coordinate something to make the different parts of your body work well together see also uncoordinated
  3. 3[intransitive, transitive] coordinate (something) (with something) (rather formal) if you coordinate clothes, furniture, etc. or if they coordinate, they look nice together This shade coordinates with a wide range of other colours. See related entries: The fashion world
  4. Word Originmid 17th cent. (in the senses ‘of the same rank’ and ‘place in the same rank’): from co- ‘together’ + Latin ordinare (from ordo ‘order’), on the pattern of subordinate.Extra examples We try to coordinate our activities with those of other groups. a carefully coordinated policy The company has extended its coordinated clothing range.
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