Be or cause to be juxtaposed or grouped in a syntactic relation.no object ‘the two grammatical items are said to colligate’
place side by side, set side by side, place close to one another, set close to one another, mix
- ‘pronouns are regularly colligated with verbal forms’
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.
Are You Learning English? Here Are Our Top English Tips