Definition of collate in English:

collate

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Pronunciation: /kəˈleɪt
 
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verb

[with object]
1Collect and combine (texts, information, or data): all the information obtained is being collated
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  • As they move into specialist training, require them to collect and collate precise details of everything except the quality of doctoring they are learning to provide.
  • A nationwide attempt to collect and collate information may yield a more complete picture of the prevalence and nature of such attacks in India.
  • There is a job to be done here, collecting and collating evidence of current practice, trying out theories, developing academic tools to take charge of a field that is more unfamiliar than many academics care to admit.
Synonyms
collect, gather, accumulate, assemble; combine, aggregate, put together; arrange, organize, order, put in order, sort, categorize, systematize, structure
1.1Compare and analyse (two or more sources of information): these accounts he collated with his own experience
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  • There, that information could be collated with other profiles, to create a social network map of blog cross references.
  • Following performance of the stains, the laboratories report their findings to the CAP Cell Markers Program, where results are collated and compared.
  • So these problems are local, and they are really difficult to collate, to compare what is going on in each area, because there is 100 different units throughout the Met.
Synonyms
compare, contrast, set side by side, juxtapose, weigh against, set against, balance, differentiate, discriminate
1.2 Printing Verify the number and order of (the sheets of a book).
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  • You can't really get on with anything useful as you load the printer with paper, collate the copies etc.
  • Even worse, there could potentially be a set of paper records for each electronic entry, and these would need to be retrieved from the warehouse and collated into the correct order before being returned.
2Appoint (a clergyman) to a benefice.

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'confer a benefice upon'): from Latin collat- 'brought together', from the verb conferre (see confer).

Derivatives

collator

noun
More example sentences
  • For the moment, Sean-Paul has continued to serve as a collator of war-related news.
  • To redress this imbalance, the film-makers became simultaneously producers, collators and distributors of this history.
  • Peter Brierley, probably Britain's foremost collator of religious statistics, has conducted a number of nation-wide censuses and surveys of church attendance in England, Wales and Scotland.

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