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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Late Latin
Origin: , past participle of coordinare, from Latin co- ( CO-) + ordinare 'to arrange'

coordinate

1 verb
     
co‧or‧di‧nate1 also co-ordinate British English
1 [transitive] to organize an activity so that the people involved in it work well together and achieve a good result:
The agencies are working together to co-ordinate policy on food safety.
a co-ordinated approach to economic and social questions
2 [transitive] to make the parts of your body move and work together well:
Her movements were beautifully co-ordinated.
I couldn't get my brain to function or coordinate my muscles.
3 [intransitive and transitive] if clothes, decorations etc coordinate, or if you coordinate them, they look good together because they have similar colours and styles:
Don't be afraid to mix colours, as long as they co-ordinate.
You might coordinate your curtains and cushions.
coordinate with
The cooker is green, to co-ordinate with the kitchen.

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