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colligate

[ kol-i-geyt ]
/ ˈkɒl ɪˌgeɪt /
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verb (used with object), col·li·gat·ed, col·li·gat·ing.
to bind or fasten together.
Logic. to link (facts) together by a general description or by a hypothesis that applies to them all.
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Origin of colligate

1425–75 for obsolete adj. sense “bound together”; 1535–45 for def. 1; <Latin colligātus (past participle of colligāre), equivalent to col-col-1 + ligā- (stem of ligāre to bind) + -tus past participle ending

OTHER WORDS FROM colligate

col·li·ga·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for colligate

colligate
/ (ˈkɒlɪˌɡeɪt) /

verb (tr)
to connect or link together; tie; join
to relate (isolated facts, observations, etc) by a general hypothesis

Derived forms of colligate

colligation, noun

Word Origin for colligate

C16: from Latin colligāre to fasten together, from com- together + ligāre to bind
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