v. col·lo·cat·ed, col·lo·cat·ing, col·lo·cates
To place together or in proper order; arrange side by side.
To occur in a collocation. Used of words: “Rancid” often collocates with “butter.”
A word that occurs in collocation with another: “Rancid” and “butter” are collocates.
[Latin collocāre, collocāt- : com-, com- + locāre, to place; see LOCATE.]
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