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

 

collocate

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈkɒləkeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːləkeɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they collocate
BrE BrE//ˈkɒləkeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːləkeɪt//
 
he / she / it collocates
BrE BrE//ˈkɒləkeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːləkeɪts//
 
past simple collocated
BrE BrE//ˈkɒləkeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːləkeɪtɪd//
 
past participle collocated
BrE BrE//ˈkɒləkeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːləkeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form collocating
BrE BrE//ˈkɒləkeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːləkeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] (linguistics) collocate (with something) (of words) to be often used together in a language ‘Bitter’ collocates with ‘tears’ but ‘sour’ does not. ‘Bitter’ and ‘tears’ collocate. Word Origin early 16th cent. meaning to place things side by side in a particular relation: from Latin collocat- ‘placed together’, from the verb collocare, from col- ‘together’ + locare ‘to place’. The current sense dates from the 1950s.

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