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collate

verb [T]
 
 
/kəˈleɪt/ US   /ˈkəʊleɪt/
to bring together different pieces of information in order to study and compare them: collate information/data/material collate statistics/figures/results
to collect and arrange the sheets of a report, book, etc. In the correct order: The photocopier will collate the documents for you.
collation noun [S or U]
(Definition of collate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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