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English definition of “collate”

collate

verb [T]     /kəˈleɪt/
formal to bring together different pieces of written information so that the similarities and differences can be seen: to collate data/informationCollecting and amassing to collect and arrange the sheets of a report, book, etc., in the correct order: The photocopier will collate the documents for you.Office practicesClassifying and creating order
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