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tr.v. col·li·gat·ed, col·li·gat·ing, col·li·gates
1. To tie or group together.
2. Logic To bring (isolated facts) together by an explanation or hypothesis that applies to them all.
1. to connect or link together; tie; join
2. (Logic) to relate (isolated facts, observations, etc) by a general hypothesis
[C16: from Latin colligāre to fasten together, from com- together + ligāre to bind]
v. -gat•ed, -gat•ing. v.t.
1. to bind or fasten together.
2. to link (facts) together by a general description or hypothesis.v.i.
3. to become linked together.
[1535–45; < Latin colligātus, past participle of colligāre to tie up]
Past participle: colligated
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|Verb||1.||colligate - make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all"|
remember - exercise, or have the power of, memory; "After the shelling, many people lost the ability to remember"; "some remember better than others"
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
interrelate - place into a mutual relationship; "I cannot interrelate these two events"
correlate - bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation; "I cannot correlate these two pieces of information"
identify - conceive of as united or associated; "Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus"
free-associate - associate freely; "Let's associate freely to bring up old memories"
|2.||colligate - consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle|
include - consider as part of something; "I include you in the list of culprits"