verb (used with object), col·lat·ed, col·lat·ing.
- collared peccary,
- collateral artery,
- collateral circulation,
- collateral damage,
- collateral fissure
Origin of collate
Examples from the Web for collating
Let us now discuss the best method of carrying out this principle, by collating the results of alternative methods of applying it.Finger Prints|Francis Galton
He had photographic copies of all the Latin texts and he was collating them with the original.Csar or Nothing|Po Baroja Baroja
Sixty-five to seventy-eight employed in sewing, folding and collating (of whom eleven to seventeen are learners).Women in the Printing Trades.|Various
Hanmer performed no collating worth mentioning, but made some acute conjectures.The Facts About Shakespeare|William Allan Nielson
The power of collating to, how taken from the pope, in England and France, 338.
- to check the sequence of (the sections of a book) after gathering
- a nontechnical word for gather (def. 9)
Word Origin 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.