Definition of colligate in English:

colligate

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verb

Linguistics
  • Be or cause to be juxtaposed or grouped in a syntactic relation.

    no object ‘the two grammatical items are said to colligate’
    • ‘pronouns are regularly colligated with verbal forms’
    place side by side, set side by side, place close to one another, set close to one another, mix

Pronunciation

colligate

/ˈkäləˌɡāt/ /ˈkɑləˌɡeɪt/

Origin

Mid 16th century (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.