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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of collocare 'to put together', from com- ( COM-) + locare ( LOCATE)

collocate

verb
     
Related topics: Linguistics
col‧lo‧cate [intransitive]
SL technical when words collocate, they are often used together and sound natural together
collocate with
'Enigmatic' collocates with 'smile'.
collocate noun [countable]

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