Definition of collocate in English:

collocate

verb

Pronunciation: /ˈkäləˌkāt/
  • 1Linguistics
    [no object] (of a word) be habitually juxtaposed with another with a frequency greater than chance.

    ‘“maiden” collocates with “voyage.”’
    • ‘Although there are some neutral descriptive adjectives used with the word, such as 66 year old, disabled, or American, the majority of words collocating with spinster are negative.’
    • ‘One aspect of heavy is that it collocates with drinker and smoker (heavy drinker, heavy smoker), but not with eater or spender (* heavy eater, * heavy spender).’
    • ‘An item that collocates with another is its collocate.’
  • 2rare [with object] Place side by side or in a particular relation.

    ‘McAndrew was a collocated facility with Argentia Naval Station’
    • ‘They should be collocated to ensure airlift needs are effectively met.’
    • ‘The Army War College is situated alone at Carlisle Barracks, whereas the other senior service institutions are collocated with at least one other educational or training facility.’
    • ‘The one caveat to that would be if the assets were collocated at the actual fighting location.’
    • ‘Upon completion of the amphibious recon course, candidates then undertake a basic parachute course at the RTMC parachute school collocated with the Special Warfare School at Sattahip.’
    • ‘The SUBTICS combat management system, with up to six multifunction common consoles and a centrally situated tactical table, is collocated with the platform-control facilities.’
    • ‘I agree that there need to be more CA specialists collocated with maneuver units.’
    • ‘This is a logical option, since the GOMAFFOR's headquarters will not necessarily be collocated with the AEG or AEW.’
    • ‘Experts for employing these attachments came from the attachments and from the expertise of numerous elements collocated with the engineer battalion TOC in the BCT main CP.’
    • ‘And to facilitate enhanced interaction between lab disciplines, workstations needed to be collocated.’
    • ‘Video teleconferencing obviates the need to collocate staffs and reduces ambiguity in commanders' intentions.’
    • ‘While not collocated with their SF comrades, the detachment endured similar types of environmental hardship and isolation that was a feature of service in the Middle East.’
    • ‘Soldiers in a Special Forces support company often are collocated with the units they support in remote firebases in Central and South America.’
    • ‘The U.S. Army is quietly making a radical change in its personnel policy that may well see the 3rd Infantry Division redeploy to Iraq early next year with mixed-sex support companies collocated with combat units.’
    • ‘But it is less ambitious and adventurous than Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Love's Labour's Lost, both of which try to collocate themselves between two existing cinematic traditions.’
    • ‘These weapon system teams will be composed of elements from the PM, Acquisition Center, IMMC, SAMD and the AMRDEC, with a majority of personnel physically collocated with the PM.’
    • ‘Getting the right information collocated all together in the same place on screen in your code lets you see certain types of problems and fix them right away.’
    • ‘Indeed, given the ubiquity of such threats, support troops collocated with the combat units they support probably are safer than those on their own, as the Jessica Lynch incident revealed.’

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈkäləkət/
Linguistics
  • A word that is habitually juxtaposed with another with a frequency greater than chance.

    ‘collocates for the word “mortgage” include “lend” and “property.”’
    • ‘The node column consists only of words from the categories, while the collocates are any and all words which occur within the given span.’
    • ‘An item that collocates with another is its collocate.’

Origin

Early 16th century ( collocate): from Latin collocat- placed together from the verb collocare, from col- together + locare to place collocate dates from the 1950s.

Pronunciation:

collocate

Verb/ˈkäləˌkāt/

collocate

Noun/ˈkäləkət/