colligate [käl′ə gāt΄]
colligated, colligating [< L colligatus, pp. of colligare, to bind together < com-, together + ligare, to bind (see LIGATURE)]
1. to bind together
2. to relate (isolated facts) by some reasonable explanation, esp. so as to evolve a general principle

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