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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • [adjective, noun koh-awr-dn-it, -dn-eyt; verb koh-awr-dn-eyt]
    • /adjective, noun koʊˈɔr dn ɪt, -dnˌeɪt; verb koʊˈɔr dnˌeɪt/
    • /kəʊˈɔː.dɪ.neɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [adjective, noun koh-awr-dn-it, -dn-eyt; verb koh-awr-dn-eyt]
    • /adjective, noun koʊˈɔr dn ɪt, -dnˌeɪt; verb koʊˈɔr dnˌeɪt/

Definitions of co-ordinate word

  • verb co-ordinate If you co-ordinate an activity, you organize the various people and things involved in it. 3
  • verb co-ordinate If you co-ordinate clothes or furnishings that are used together, or if they co-ordinate, they are similar in some way and look nice together. 3
  • noun plural co-ordinate Co-ordinates are pieces of clothing or soft furnishings which are similar and which are intended to be worn or used together. 3
  • verb co-ordinate If you co-ordinate the different parts of your body, you make them work together efficiently to perform particular movements. 3
  • countable noun co-ordinate The co-ordinates of a point on a map or graph are the two sets of numbers or letters that you need in order to find that point. 3
  • adjective co-ordinate of the same order or degree; equal in rank or importance. 1

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Origin of co-ordinate

First appearance:

before 1635
One of the 43% oldest English words
First recorded in 1635-45; co- + (sub)ordinate

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Parts of speech for Co-ordinate


co-ordinate popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 74% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for co-ordinate

adj co-ordinate

  • correspondent — A correspondent is a newspaper or television journalist, especially one who specializes in a particular type of news.
  • like — in like manner with; similarly to; in the manner characteristic of: He works like a beaver.
  • same — identical with what is about to be or has just been mentioned: This street is the same one we were on yesterday.
  • counterpart — Someone's or something's counterpart is another person or thing that has a similar function or position in a different place.
  • correlative — If one thing is a correlative of another, the first thing is caused by the second thing, or occurs together with it.

verb co-ordinate

  • harmonize — to bring into harmony, accord, or agreement: to harmonize one's views with the new situation.
  • integrate — to bring together or incorporate (parts) into a whole.
  • organize — to form as or into a whole consisting of interdependent or coordinated parts, especially for united action: to organize a committee.
  • regulate — to control or direct by a rule, principle, method, etc.: to regulate household expenses.
  • agree — If people agree with each other about something, they have the same opinion about it or say that they have the same opinion.

noun co-ordinate

  • angel — Angels are spiritual beings that some people believe are God's servants in heaven.
  • simulacrum — a slight, unreal, or superficial likeness or semblance.
  • picture — a visual representation of a person, object, or scene, as a painting, drawing, photograph, etc.: I carry a picture of my grandchild in my wallet.
  • reciprocal — given or felt by each toward the other; mutual: reciprocal respect.
  • impersonator — a person who pretends to be another.

Antonyms for co-ordinate

adj co-ordinate

  • dissimilar — not similar; unlike; different.
  • unlike — different, dissimilar, or unequal; not alike: They contributed unlike sums to charity.
  • variable — apt or liable to vary or change; changeable: variable weather; variable moods.
  • different — not alike in character or quality; distinct in nature; dissimilar: The two brothers are very different, although they are identical twins.
  • unequal — not equal; not of the same quantity, quality, value, rank, ability, etc.: People are unequal in their capacities.

verb co-ordinate

  • disorganize — to destroy the organization, systematic arrangement, or orderly connection of; throw into confusion or disorder.
  • disorder — lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion: Your room is in utter disorder.
  • disarrange — to disturb the arrangement of; disorder; unsettle.
  • refuse — to decline to accept (something offered): to refuse an award.
  • disconnect — SCSI reconnect

noun co-ordinate

  • original — belonging or pertaining to the origin or beginning of something, or to a thing at its beginning: The book still has its original binding.
  • dissimilarity — unlikeness; difference.
  • unlike — different, dissimilar, or unequal; not alike: They contributed unlike sums to charity.
  • opposite — situated, placed, or lying face to face with something else or each other, or in corresponding positions with relation to an intervening line, space, or thing: opposite ends of a room.
  • reality — the state or quality of being real.

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