co|or|di|nate1 also co-ordinate BrE [kəuˈo:dıneıt US kouˈo:r-] v
[Date: 1600-1700; : Late Latin; Origin: , past participle of coordinare, from Latin co- ( CO-) + ordinare 'to arrange']
1.) [T]
to organize an activity so that the people involved in it work well together and achieve a good result
The agencies are working together to co-ordinate policy on food safety.
a co-ordinated approach to economic and social questions
2.) [T]
to make the parts of your body move and work together well
Her movements were beautifully co-ordinated.
I couldn't get my brain to function or coordinate my muscles.
3.) [I and T]
if clothes, decorations etc coordinate, or if you coordinate them, they look good together because they have similar colours and styles
Don't be afraid to mix colours, as long as they co-ordinate.
You might coordinate your curtains and cushions.
coordinate with
The cooker is green, to co-ordinate with the kitchen.
coordinate 2
co|or|din|ate2 also co-ordinate BrE [kəuˈo:dınıt US kouˈo:r-] n
1.) technical one of a set of numbers which give the exact position of a point on a map, computer screen etc
2.) coordinates [plural]
things such as clothes that can be worn or used together because their colours match or their styles are similar
Matching bag and accessories provide a complete ensemble of colour coordinates.
coordinate 3
coordinate3 adj also co-ordinate BrE technical
1.) equal in importance or rank in a sentence
coordinate clauses joined by 'and'
2.) involving the use of coordinates

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • coordinate — co‧or‧di‧nate [kəʊˈɔːdneɪt ǁ koʊˈɔːr ] verb 1. [transitive] to organize an activity so that the people involved work well together and achieve a good result: • His principal job is to coordinate all the science missions on board the ship. 2.… …   Financial and business terms

  • coordinate — or co ordinate [kō ôrd′ n it, kō ôrd′ nāt΄; ] for v [., kō ôrd′ nāt΄] adj. [ML coordinatus, pp. of coordinare, to set in order, arrange < L co (var. of com ), with + ordinare, to arrange < ordo,ORDER] 1. of the same order or importance;… …   English World dictionary

  • coordinate — [adj] equivalent alike, coequal, correlative, correspondent, counterpart, equal, equalized, like, parallel, same, tantamount; concept 566 Ant. different, dissimilar, unequal, unparallel coordinate [v] match, relate accommodate, adjust, agree,… …   New thesaurus

  • coordinate — (also co ordinate) ► VERB 1) bring the different elements of (a complex activity or organization) into a harmonious or efficient relationship. 2) (coordinate with) negotiate with (others) in order to work together effectively. 3) match or… …   English terms dictionary

  • Coordinate — Co*[ o]r di*nate, a. [Pref. co + L. ordinatus, p. p. of ordinare to regulate. See {Ordain}.] Equal in rank or order; not subordinate. [1913 Webster] Whether there was one Supreme Governor of the world, or many co[ o]rdinate powers presiding over… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coordinate — Co*[ o]r di*nate, n. 1. A thing of the same rank with another thing; one two or more persons or things of equal rank, authority, or importance. [1913 Webster] It has neither co[ o]rdinate nor analogon; it is absolutely one. Coleridge. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coordinate — I verb adjust, arrange, assimilate, balance, combine, equalize, harmonize, homologize, integrate, methodize, organize, proportion, regularize, regulate, schematize, set in order, synchronize, systematize II index adjust (regulate), arrange… …   Law dictionary

  • coordinate — v. 1) to coordinate closely 2) (D; tr.) to coordinate with (we must coordinate our operations with theirs) * * * [kəʊ ɔːdɪneɪt] to coordinate closely (D; tr.) to coordinate with (we must coordinate our operations with theirs) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • coordinate — I UK [kəʊˈɔː(r)dɪneɪt] / US [koʊˈɔrdɪˌneɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms coordinate : present tense I/you/we/they coordinate he/she/it coordinates present participle coordinating past tense coordinated past participle coordinated * 1) a) to… …   English dictionary

  • coordinate — I. adjective Etymology: probably back formation from coordination Date: 1641 1. a. equal in rank, quality, or significance b. being of equal rank in a sentence < coordinate clauses > 2. relating to or marked by coordination 3. a. being a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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