- The definition of a curate is a member of the clergy that assists a vicar or parish priest.
A man who goes out to parishoner's homes when they are ill and who does other tasks to assist his parish priest is an example of a curate.
- Curate is defined as to organize or manage items in a collection or exhibit.
If you are in charge of an art exhibit and you catalog all of the paintings in the exhibit, this is an example of a time when you curate.
- Archaic any clergyman
- a clergyman who assists a vicar or rector
Origin of curateMiddle English curat from Medieval Latin curatus, one responsible for the care of souls from Classical Latin curatus: see curative
transitive verb-·rat·ed, -·rat·ing
- A cleric, especially one who has charge of a parish.
- A cleric who assists a rector or vicar.
Origin of curateMiddle English curat from Medieval Latin cūrātus from Late Latin cūra spiritual charge from Latin care ; see cure .
- To organize and oversee (an art exhibit or film festival, for example).
- To gather and present to the public: a blog that curates news stories.
Origin of curateBack-formation from curator
From Medieval Latin cūrātus.
(third-person singular simple present curates, present participle curating, simple past and past participle curated)
- To act as a curator for.
- She curated the traveling exhibition.
- They carefully curated the recovered artifacts.
- To apply selectivity and taste to, as a collection of fashion items or web pages.
- (intransitive) To work or act as a curator.
- Not only does he curate for the museum, he manages the office and fund-raises.
Back-formation from curator.