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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin collocatum, supine of collocō. Doublet of couch.

VerbEdit

collocate (third-person singular simple present collocates, present participle collocating, simple past and past participle collocated)

  1. (linguistics, translation studies) (said of certain words) To be often used together, form a collocation; for example strong collocates with tea.
  2. To arrange or occur side by side. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To set or place; to station.
    • E. Hall
      to marshal and collocate in order his battalions

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

collocate (plural collocates)

  1. (linguistics) A component word of a collocation.

AdjectiveEdit

collocate (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Set; placed.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

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LatinEdit