Synonyms & Antonyms of collate

to bring together and put in order
  • The research was collated from different sources into a single volume.

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How is the word collate distinct from other similar verbs?

The words compare and contrast are common synonyms of collate. While all three words mean "to set side by side in order to show differences and likenesses," collate implies minute and critical inspection in order to note points of agreement or divergence.

data from districts around the country will be collated

When could compare be used to replace collate?

While in some cases nearly identical to collate, compare implies an aim of showing relative values or excellences by bringing out characteristic qualities whether similar or divergent.

compared the convention facilities of the two cities

When is it sensible to use contrast instead of collate?

The words contrast and collate can be used in similar contexts, but contrast implies an emphasis on differences.

contrasted the computerized system with the old filing cards

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The first known use of collate was in 1612

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“Collate.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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