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Definition of colligate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    colligate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒlɪɡeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːlɪɡeɪt//
     
    [intransitive, transitive] colligate (with something) | colligate something (with something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they colligate
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒlɪɡeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːlɪɡeɪt//
     
    he / she / it colligates
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒlɪɡeɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːlɪɡeɪts//
     
    past simple colligated
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒlɪɡeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːlɪɡeɪtɪd//
     
    past participle colligated
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒlɪɡeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːlɪɡeɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form colligating
    BrE BrE//ˈkɒlɪɡeɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːlɪɡeɪtɪŋ//
     
    Experiments and research
     
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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 See related entries: Experiments and research
  2. 2 (linguistics) if two words colligate, or are colligated, they occur together and are linked by grammar
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the Latin sense): from Latin colligat- ‘bound together’, from the verb colligare, from col- ‘together’ + ligare ‘bind’. The current sense dates from the 1960s.
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