- Collate is defined as to put together in the right order, or to gather and compare information.
- To organize the pages of a self-published book is an example of collate.
- To collect all the documents of an author to understand them for a biography is an example of collate.
collate definition by Webster's New World
- to compare (texts, data, etc.) critically in order to consolidate, note similarities and differences, etc.
- to gather (the sections of a book, pages of a document, etc.) together in proper order
- to examine (such material) to see that all pages, plates, etc. are in proper order, as for binding
- to examine (a book) to see whether all pages and plates are present
- to appoint (a clergyman) to a benefice
Origin: ; from Classical Latin collatus, past participle of conferre, to bring together ; from com-, together plush ferre, to bear
- collator noun
collate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb col·lat·ed, col·lat·ing, col·lates
- To examine and compare carefully in order to note points of disagreement.
- To assemble in proper numerical or logical sequence.
- Printing a. To examine (gathered sheets) in order to arrange them in proper sequence before binding.b. To verify the order and completeness of (the pages of a volume).
- Ecclesiastical To admit (a cleric) to a benefice.
Origin: From Latin collātus, past participle of cōnferre, to bring together : com-, com- + lātus, brought; see telə- in Indo-European roots.
- col·laˈtor noun