Curate Definition

kyo͝orĭt
curated, curates, curating
noun
curates
Any clergyman.
Webster's New World
A cleric, especially one who has charge of a parish.
American Heritage
A clergyman who assists a vicar or rector.
Webster's New World
verb
curated
To act as a curator for (an exhibition, museum department, etc.)
Webster's New World
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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Other Word Forms of Curate

Noun

Singular:
curate
Plural:
curates

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

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