Collate definition

kə-lāt, kŏlāt, kōlāt
To examine and compare carefully in order to note points of disagreement.
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To compare (texts, data, etc.) critically in order to consolidate, note similarities and differences, etc.
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To assemble in proper numerical or logical sequence.
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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.

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(ecclesiastical) To admit (a cleric) to a benefice.
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To examine (gathered sheets) in order to arrange them in proper sequence before binding.
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To verify the order and completeness of (the pages of a volume).
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To examine (a book) to see whether all pages and plates are present.
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To appoint (a clergyman) to a benefice.
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To gather (the sections of a book, pages of a document, etc.) together in proper order.
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To examine (such material) to see that all pages, plates, etc. are in proper order, as for binding.
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The young attorneys were set the task of collating the contract submitted by the other side with the previous copy.

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To assemble something in a logical sequence.
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To sort multiple copies of printed documents into sequences of individual page order, one sequence for each copy, especially before binding.

Collating was still necessary because they had to insert foldout sheets and index tabs into the documents.

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(Christianity) To admit a cleric to a benefice; to present and institute in a benefice, when the person presenting is both the patron and the ordinary; followed by to.
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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