Definition of colligate in English:

colligate

verb

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

    no object ‘the two grammatical items are said to colligate’
    with object ‘pronouns are regularly colligated with verbal forms’

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.

Pronunciation

colligate

/ˈkäləˌɡāt//ˈkɑləˌɡeɪt/