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curate

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noun cu·rate \ ˈkyu̇r-ət , ˈkyər- also -ˌāt \

Definition of curate

1 :a member of the clergy in charge of a parish
  • sought the counsel of the curate
2 :a member of the clergy serving as assistant (as to a rector) in a parish

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Origin and Etymology of curate

Middle English curat "person charged with the care of souls, parish priest," borrowed from Medieval Latin cūrātus, from cūrāre "to have spiritual charge of" + Latin -ātus 2-ate — more at 2cure

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curate

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verb cu·rate \ ˈkyu̇r-ˌāt , ˈkyər- ; kyu̇-ˈrāt \

Definition of curate

curated; curating
transitive verb
:to act as curator of
  • curate a museum
  • an exhibit curated by the museum's director

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Origin and Etymology of curate

back-formation from curator


CURATE Defined for English Language Learners

curate

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Definition of curate for English Language Learners

  • : a member of the clergy in certain churches (such as the Anglican church) who assists the priest in charge of a church or a group of churches


CURATE Defined for Kids

curate

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noun cu·rate \ ˈkyu̇r-ət \

Definition of curate for Students

:a member of the clergy who assists the rector or vicar of a church


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