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English definition of “coordinate”


verb [T]    /koʊˈɔr·dənˌeɪt/
to make various , separate things work together: Voluntary organizations will need to coordinate their efforts to help the homeless . Patients learn how to coordinate movements of their arms and legs . coordinator  /koʊˈɔr·dənˌeɪ·t̬ər/ noun [C] Mrs . Steed is the Atlanta area coordinator for an international diabetes study .
(Definition of coordinate verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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