collocate early 13c., "dialogue, discourse, narrative," from L. collocatus, pp. of collocare "to arrange, place together, set in a place," from com- "together" (see COM- (Cf. com-)) + locare "to place" (see LOCATE (Cf. locate)). Meaning "conference, consultation" is mid-14c. Related: collocated; collocating.

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  • Collocate — Col lo*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Collocated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Collocating}.] To set or place; to set; to station. [1913 Webster] To marshal and collocate in order his battalions. E. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Collocate — Col lo*cate, a. [L. collocatus, p. p. of collocare. See {Couch}.] Set; placed. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • collocate — ► VERB ▪ (of a word) form a collocation with another. ► NOUN ▪ a word that forms a collocation with another …   English terms dictionary

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  • collocate — v. (D; intr.) to collocate with (some verbs collocate with certain nouns) * * * [ kɒləkeɪt] (D; intr.) to collocate with (some verbs collocate with certain nouns) …   Combinatory dictionary

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