Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To examine and compare carefully in order to note points of disagreement.
  • transitive verb To assemble in proper numerical or logical sequence.
  • transitive verb To examine (gathered sheets) in order to arrange them in proper sequence before binding.
  • transitive verb To verify the order and completeness of (the pages of a volume).
  • transitive verb Ecclesiastical To admit (a cleric) to a benefice.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bring together and compare; examine critically, noting points of agreement and disagreement: applied particularly to manuscripts and books: as, to collate all the manuscripts of a classical author.
  • To confer or bestow a benefice on by collation: followed by to.
  • To bestow or confer.
  • In bookbinding, to verify the arrangement of, as the sheets of a book after they have been gathered. It is usually done by counting and inspecting the signatures at the foot of the first page of each sheet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To compare critically, as books or manuscripts, in order to note the points of agreement or disagreement.
  • transitive verb To gather and place in order, as the sheets of a book for binding.
  • transitive verb (Eccl.) To present and institute in a benefice, when the person presenting is both the patron and the ordinary; -- followed by to.
  • transitive verb obsolete To bestow or confer.
  • intransitive verb (Ecl.) To place in a benefice, when the person placing is both the patron and the ordinary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To examine diverse documents et cetera to discover similarities and differences.
  • verb transitive To assemble something in a logical sequence.
  • verb transitive To sort multiple copies of printed documents into sequences of individual page order, one sequence for each copy, especially before binding.
  • verb transitive, Christianity To admit a cleric to a benefice.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb to assemble in proper sequence
  • verb compare critically; of texts

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin collātus, past participle of cōnferre, to bring together : com-, com- + lātus, brought; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin collatum, past participle of cōnferō.

Examples

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  • Then, alarmists will collate all of these and use them as evidence of the high cost of climate change, saying “see, look at what all these public companies are saying climte change will do to them.”

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  • I worked there for almost ten years, during which time a voluntary redundancy programme was set up, and it became my job to collate the paperwork and counsel those who had taken voluntary redundancy as to their benefits and options.

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  • Then, alarmists will collate all of these and use them as evidence of the high cost of climate change, saying “see, look at what all these public companies are saying climte change will do to them.”

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  • Staff at local jails report on average 20 to 25 former prisoners are recalled each month, with virtually all of them experiencing delays before the public protection casework section is able to collate the paperwork for the Parole Board review, says the Napo report.

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  • They can aggregate, collate and socialize just about anything.

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  • That means using a copy and print shop to copy, collate and stuff the press kits, which are typically designed by a graphic artist, then printed by a printer.

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  • On the day of a protest, founders collate information from individual protesters – tweets, texts and GPS positions – about what is happening on the ground.

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  • In the meantime, the majority of the new bodies on board were to be thrown at the second incident, in a co-ordinated drive to collate as much information on victim, perpetrator, and crime as was achievable in a condensed space of time.

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