- (UK) IPA(key): /kɒˈleɪt/
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- (US) IPA(key): /ˈkoʊ.leɪt/
- Rhymes: -eɪt
- Hyphenation: col‧late
- (transitive) To examine diverse documents and so on, to discover similarities and differences.
- The young attorneys were set the task of collating the contract submitted by the other side with the previous copy.
- (transitive) To assemble something in a logical sequence.
- 2021 September 22, John Potter tells Paul Stephen, “Your guide to Europe”, in RAIL, number 940, page 65:
- "Once collated, all files are sent to an external printing business with a turnaround time of about seven days, and then most of the distribution is done in-house.
- (transitive) To sort multiple copies of printed documents into sequences of individual page order, one sequence for each copy, especially before binding.
- Collating was still necessary because they had to insert foldout sheets and index tabs into the documents.
- (obsolete) To bestow or confer.
- 1651, Jer[emy] Taylor, “Section IV”, in Clerus Domini: or, A Discourse of the Divine Institution, Necessity, Sacrednesse, and Separation of the Office Ministerial. […], London: […] R[ichard] Royston […], published 1655, →OCLC, paragraph 4, page 23:
- Becauſe thoſe hereticall Biſhops being depoſed and reduced into Lay-communion, could not therefore collate baptiſme for their want of holy Orders: […]
- (transitive, Christianity) To admit a cleric to a benefice; to present and institute in a benefice, when the person presenting is both the patron and the ordinary; followed by to.
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Related terms edit
examine diverse documents, etc.
assemble something in a logical sequence
sort multiple copies of printed documents into sequences of individual page order