Collate Definition

kə-lāt, kŏlāt, kōlāt
collated, collates, collating
To compare (texts, data, etc.) critically in order to consolidate, note similarities and differences, etc.
Webster's New World
To assemble in proper numerical or logical sequence.
American Heritage
To examine (such material) to see that all pages, plates, etc. are in proper order, as for binding.
Webster's New World
To gather (the sections of a book, pages of a document, etc.) together in proper order.
Webster's New World
To examine (a book) to see whether all pages and plates are present.
Webster's New World

Origin of Collate

  • From Latin collātus past participle of cōnferre to bring together com- com- lātus brought telə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin collatum, past participle of cōnferō.

    From Wiktionary

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