I. co ‧ or ‧ di ‧ nate 1 AC BrE AmE ( also co-ordinate British English ) /kəʊˈɔːdəneɪt, kəʊˈɔːdɪneɪt $ koʊˈɔːr-/ verb
[ Word Family: noun : ↑ coordination , ↑ coordinator ; verb : ↑ coordinate ; adjective : corrdinated ≠ ↑ uncoordinated ]
[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: Late Latin ; Origin: past participle of coordinare , from Latin co- ( ⇨ ↑ co- ) + ordinare 'to arrange' ]
1 . [transitive] 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.
2 . [transitive] 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 . [intransitive and transitive] 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.
The cooker is green, to co-ordinate with the kitchen.
II. co ‧ or ‧ din ‧ ate 2 AC BrE AmE ( also co-ordinate British English ) /kəʊˈɔːdənət, kəʊˈɔːdɪnət $ koʊˈɔːr-/ noun [countable]
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.
III. coordinate 3 AC BrE AmE ( also co-ordinate British English ) adjective technical
1 . equal in importance or rank in a sentence ⇨ subordinate :
coordinate clauses joined by ‘and’
2 . involving the use of coordinates