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Definition of colligate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive, transitive] colligate (with something) colligate something (with something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they colligate
    he / she / it colligates
    past simple colligated
    -ing form colligating
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  1. 1(formal) if two ideas, facts, etc. colligate, or are colligated, they are linked together by a single explanation or theory
  2. 2(linguistics) if two words colligate, or are colligated, they occur together and are linked by grammar
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