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collocate

verb [I]     /ˈkɒl.ə.keɪt/ US  /ˈkɑː.lə-/ specialized
(of words and phrases ) to often be used together in a way that sounds correct to people who have spoken the language all their lives , but might not be expected from the meaning Grammatical terms
(Definition of collocate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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