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collocate

Translation of collocate in Spanish:

intransitive verb

American English: /ˈkɑləˌkeɪt/
British English: /ˈkɒləkeɪt/
  • (Linguistics)to collocate with something
    darse en combinación con algo
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    • An item that collocates with another is its collocate.
    • 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).

noun

American English: /ˈkɑləkət/
British English: /ˈkɒləkət/
  • (Linguistics)
    colocación (feminine) típica
    Example sentences
    • An item that collocates with another is its collocate.
    • The node column consists only of words from the categories, while the collocates are any and all words which occur within the given span.

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