collocate

[kol-uh-keyt]
verb (used with object), collocated, collocating.
1.
to set or place together, especially side by side.
2.
to arrange in proper order: to collocate events.
verb (used without object), collocated, collocating.
3.
Linguistics. to enter into a collocation.
noun
4.
Linguistics. a lexical item that collocates with another.

Origin:
1505–15; < Latin collocātus (past participle of collocāre), equivalent to col- col-1 + loc(us) place + -ātus -ate1

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collocate (ˈkɒləˌkeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to group or place together in some system or order
 
[C16: from Latin collocāre, from com- together + locāre to place, from locus place]

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collocate
early 16c., from L. collocatus, pp. of collocare "to set in a place," from co- "together" + locare "to place" (see locate). Related: collocated, pp. adj. (1836).
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Example sentences
Collocate small and mid-tier computing platforms in larger data centers.
Intermediate and higher-level students can try to find synonyms which can collocate with certain words.
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