Etymology
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collocate (v.)

"to set or place together," 1510s, from Latin collocatus, past participle of collocare "to arrange, place together, set in a place," from assimilated form of com "together" (see com-) + locare "to place," from locus "a place" (see locus). Related: collocated; collocating.

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Definitions of collocate

collocate (v.)
have a strong tendency to occur side by side;
The words `new' and `world' collocate
collocate (v.)
group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side;
Synonyms: lump / chunk
From wordnet.princeton.edu