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“collate” in British English

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collateverb [ T ]

uk /kəˈleɪt/ us /kəˈleɪt/

(Definition of “collate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“collate” in American English

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collateverb [ I/T ]

us /kəˈleɪt, ˈkɑl·eɪt, ˈkoʊ·leɪt/

to collect and arrange in correct order the sheets of a document:

[ T ] Will the new photocopier collate the pages?

(Definition of “collate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“collate” in Business English

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collateverb [ T ]

uk /kəˈleɪt/ us /ˈkəʊleɪt/

to bring together different pieces of information in order to study and compare them:

to collect and arrange the sheets of a report, book, etc. In the correct order:

The photocopier will collate the documents for you.
collation

The Central Statistical Office has made significant improvements to the collation of economic data.

(Definition of “collate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)