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Definition of collate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    collate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//kəˈleɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈleɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they collate
    BrE BrE//kəˈleɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈleɪt//
     
    he / she / it collates
    BrE BrE//kəˈleɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈleɪts//
     
    past simple collated
    BrE BrE//kəˈleɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈleɪtɪd//
     
    past participle collated
    BrE BrE//kəˈleɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈleɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form collating
    BrE BrE//kəˈleɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈleɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1collate something to collect information together from different sources in order to examine and compare it to collate data/information/figures
  2. 2collate something to collect pieces of paper or the pages of a book, etc. and arrange them in the correct order
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘confer a benefice upon’): from Latin collat- ‘brought together’, from the verb conferre, from con- ‘together’ + ferre ‘bring’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: collate