Curate meaning

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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.

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To act as curator of; organize and oversee.
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To act as a curator for.

She curated the traveling exhibition.

They carefully curated the recovered artifacts.

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A cleric who assists a rector or vicar.
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To apply selectivity and taste to, as a collection of fashion items or web pages.
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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.

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A cleric, especially one who has charge of a parish.
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Any clergyman.
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A clergyman who assists a vicar or rector.
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To act as a curator for (an exhibition, museum department, etc.)
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(intransitive) To work or act as a curator.

Not only does he curate for the museum, he manages the office and fund-raises.

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Origin of curate

  • Middle English curat from Medieval Latin cūrātus from Late Latin cūra spiritual charge from Latin care cure

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

  • Back-formation from curator

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

  • From Medieval Latin cūrātus.

    From Wiktionary

  • Back-formation from curator.

    From Wiktionary