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colligate Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb make a logical or causal connection
    tie in; associate; relate; link; connect; link up.
    • I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
    • colligate these facts
    • I cannot relate these events at all
  2. verb consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle
    subsume.
WordNet

Col"li*gate transitive verb
Etymology
L. colligatus, p. p. of colligare to collect; co- + ligare to bind.
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Colligated; present participle & verbal noun Colligating
Definitions
  1. To tie or bind together.
    The pieces of isinglass are colligated in rows. Nicholson.
  2. (Logic) To bring together by colligation; to sum up in a single proposition.
    He had discovered and colligated a multitude of the most wonderful . . . phenomena. Tundall.
Col"li*gate adjective
Definitions
  1. Bound together.

Webster 1913


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