verb (used with object), col·lat·ed, col·lat·ing.
Origin of collate
Examples from the Web for collate
As a result, prisoners collect, collate, trade and secretly alter cassette tapes of their desired sounds, which are rap and R&B.Prisoners Get Cultural Fix with 8-Tracks and Bootleg Cassettes|Daniel Genis|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No one can accuse Markram of failing to dream big: He plans to collate all neuroscientific data in one place.The Science Community’s Fight Over an Artificial Brain|Elizabeth Picciuto|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But we are careful to collate it with the versions of Fineschi and Bonaini, taking note of significant divergences.The Two First Centuries of Florentine History|Pasquale Villari
He was restless, uneasy; he sought to collate his impressions of the place and its master.The Haunting of Low Fennel|Sax Rohmer
For the composition of this collection, it has been necessary to collate and extract from 3396 books of laws.Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c.|Xavier Hommaire de Hell
Unfortunately we have not a number of codices to collate and correct such errors.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
No one has endeavoured to collate the vast bulk of materials shrouded in the stories of all lands.Mythical Monsters|Charles Gould
British Dictionary definitions for collate
- to check the sequence of (the sections of a book) after gathering
- a nontechnical word for gather (def. 9)
Word Origin for collate
Word Origin and History for collate
1610s, from Latin collatus, irregular past participle of conferre "to bring together," from com- "together" (see com-) + latus (see oblate (n.)), serving as past participle of ferre "to bear" (see infer). Related: Collated; collating.