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Dec 20, 2013
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Verbs

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colligate

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colligate

PRONUNCIATION:
(KOL-i-gayt)

MEANING:
verb tr. To bind or group together.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin colligare, from com- (together) + ligare (bind). Ultimately from the Indo-European root leig (to bind), which is also the source of oblige, alloy, ally, rely, lien, league, liable, ligature, and furl. Earliest documented use: 1545.

USAGE:
"Chizz made a quick overview of the situation, attempting to colligate the loose ends of a somewhat fragmented movie."
Ihebom C. Reginald; Forbidden Choice; Xlibris; 2013.

See more usage examples of colligate in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
All men are brothers, we like to say, half-wishing sometimes in secret it were not true. But perhaps it is true. And is the evolutionary line from protozoan to Spinoza any less certain? That also may be true. We are obliged, therefore, to spread the news, painful and bitter though it may be for some to hear, that all living things on earth are kindred. -Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (1927-1989)

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