Chiefly British. a member of the clergy employed to assist a rector or vicar.
any ecclesiastic entrusted with the cure of souls, as a parish priest.
to take charge of (a museum) or organize (an art exhibit): to curate a photography show.
to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation, as music or website content: “We curate our merchandise with a sharp eye for trending fashion,” the store manager explained.
- cu·rat·ic [kyoo-rat-ik], /kyʊˈræt ɪk/, cu·rat·i·cal, adjective
- cu·rate·ship, noun
- cu·ra·tion, noun
- sub·cu·rate, noun
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How to use curate in a sentence
For his blog, Otting teams with his mom to curate each post.
He pushed past a female curate and raced towards the exit, but Father Andrew Cain got to the doorway first.
Goppion says he would help planners curate the museum to offer the best art from across the Islamic world.
And, the moderators attempt to curate the content with the same respect.How the Syrian War Subreddit Scoops Mainstream Media | Nina Strochlic | November 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The first stage of his Imago Mundi collection has taken Benetton and his team five years to curate.Luciano Benetton’s Imago Mundi Exhibition Opens in Venice | Amelia Martyn-Hemphill | August 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The croupier announces, intoning as does a high-church curate, "There is seven hundred and forty pounds in the bank, gentlemen."The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
There is also one curate who has charge of the Indian natives of this city and the slaves and freedmen living within the city.
She again applied to the curate, who told her, "You have not observed well what the bells said; listen again."The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
A poor curate for his Sunday dinner sent his servant to a chandler's shop, kept by one Paul, for bacon and eggs on credit.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Each day Dr. Ashton did the whole duty; his curate, Mr. Graves, was taking a holiday.Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for curate (1 of 2)
a clergyman appointed to assist a parish priest
a clergyman who has the charge of a parish (curate-in-charge)
Irish an assistant barman
British Dictionary definitions for curate (2 of 2)
(tr) to be in charge of (an art exhibition or museum)
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