Definitionenpronunciation note: The verb is pronounced (koʊɔːʳdɪneɪt
). The noun is pronounced (koʊɔːʳdɪnət
1. verb If you co-ordinate an activity, you organize the various people and things involved in it. [V n] ⇒ Government officials visited the earthquake zone on Thursday morning to co-ordinate the relief effort. [V n] ⇒ ...the setting up of an advisory committee to co-ordinate police work. co-ordinated
graded adjective & adjective ⇒ ...a rapid and well-co-ordinated international rescue operation. co-ordinator
countable noun ⇒ ...the party's campaign co-ordinator, Mr Peter Mandelson. 2. ergative reciprocal verb & verb 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. [V n] ⇒ She'll show you how to co-ordinate pattern and colours. [V + with] ⇒ Tie it with fabric bows that co-ordinate with other furnishings. [V] ⇒ Colours and looks must fit the themes of the seasons so that the shops co-ordinate well. [V-ing] ⇒ ...curtains and co-ordinating bed covers. 3. plural noun Co-ordinates are pieces of clothing or soft furnishings which are similar and which are intended to be worn or used together. ⇒ ...new lingerie co-ordinates. 4. verb If you co-ordinate the different parts of your body, you make them work together efficiently to perform particular movements. [V n] ⇒ They spend several weeks each year undergoing intensive treatment which enables them to coordinate their limbs better. 5. countable noun [usu pl] 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. [technical] ⇒ Can you give me your co-ordinates? ⇒ ...the latitude and longitude co-ordinates of any location in the world.
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