Oxford Collocations Dictionary Online (1 year's access)

Oxford Collocations Dictionary Online (1 year's access)

A corpus-based dictionary which shows the most frequently used word combinations in British and American English

Format: Online Resource

The Oxford Collocations Dictionary shows which words work together. It helps students express their ideas naturally and convincingly and is particularly useful for academic and report writing.

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Key features

  • Purchase an access code to gain full access to the complete Oxford Collocations Dictionary for one year
  • Easily search for any entry in the dictionary using the search box on every page
  • 250,000 word combinations; 9,000 nouns, verbs, and adjective collocations
  • 75,000 examples showing how collocations are used
  • 25 usage notes on collocations shared by words such as seasons, currencies, and language
  • British and American pronunciations for every word in the dictionary


The Oxford Collocations Dictionary helps students produce more natural sounding English. The dictionary improves students' accuracy by showing them the words that work together in both British and American English. Using the dictionary develops a better awareness of which words combine and how, helping students express their ideas naturally and convincingly.

The dictionary is an essential tool for improving students' writing, and is highly recommended for students preparing for the Cambridge ESOL First Certificate or Proficiency Exam, IELTS, or studying other subjects in English which require writing in English e.g. reports for a science subject, economics.

How to use The Oxford Collocations Dictionary Online
Look up a word to find the words which are commonly used with it, i.e. its collocations.
The collocations are listed with the word and are grouped by part of speech (e.g. all the verbs that collocate with the entry are listed together).
If you are unfamiliar with a word you can double-click it (on desktop only, not available on mobile devices) to open the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry