Collect vs. Collate - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Collect

    The collect ( KOL-ekt) is a short general prayer of a particular structure used in Christian liturgy. Collects appear in the liturgies of Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Methodist, Lutheran, and Presbyterian churches, among others (in those of eastern Christianity the Greek term [déesis] synapté is often used instead of the Latin term [oratio] collecta, both having the same meaning).

Wiktionary

  • Collect (verb)

    To gather together; amass.

    "Suzanne collected all the papers she had laid out."

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  • Collect (verb)

    To get; particularly, get from someone.

    "A bank collects a monthly payment on a client's new car loan."

    "A mortgage company collects a monthly payment on a house."

  • Collect (verb)

    To accumulate (a number of similar or related objects), particularly for a hobby or recreation.

    "John Henry collects stamps."

    "I don't think he collects as much as hoards."

  • Collect (verb)

    To form a conclusion; to deduce, infer. (Compare gather, get.)

  • Collect (verb)

    To collect payments.

    "He had a lot of trouble collecting on that bet he made."

  • Collect (verb)

    To come together in a group or mass.

    "The rain collected in puddles."

  • Collect (verb)

    To infer; to conclude.

  • Collect (verb)

    To collide with or crash into (another vehicle or obstacle).

    "The truck veered across the central reservation and collected a car that was travelling in the opposite direction."

  • Collect (adjective)

    To be paid for by the recipient, as a telephone call or a shipment.

    "It was to be a collect delivery, but no-one was available to pay."

  • Collect (adverb)

    With payment due from the recipient.

    "I had to call collect."

  • Collect (noun)

    The prayer said before the reading of the epistle lesson, especially one found in a prayerbook, as with the Book of Common Prayer.

    "He used the day's collect as the basis of his sermon."

  • Collate (verb)

    To similarities and differences.

    "The young attorneys were set the task of collating the contract submitted by the other side with the previous copy."

  • Collate (verb)

    To assemble something in a logical sequence.

  • Collate (verb)

    To sort multiple copies of printed documents into sequences of individual page order, one sequence for each copy, especially before binding.

    "Collating was still necessary because they had to insert foldout sheets and index tabs into the documents."

  • Collate (verb)

    To bestow or confer.

  • Collate (verb)

    To admit a cleric to a benefice; to present and institute in a benefice, when the person presenting is both the patron and the ordinary; followed by to.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Collect (verb)

    bring or gather together (a number of things)

    "he went round the office collecting old coffee cups"

  • Collect (verb)

    come together and form a group

    "a small crowd collected at the back door"

  • Collect (verb)

    systematically seek and acquire (items of a particular kind) as a hobby

    "I've started collecting stamps"

  • Collect (verb)

    accumulate over a period of time

    "collect rainwater to use on the garden"

  • Collect (verb)

    call for and take away; fetch

    "the children were collected from school"

  • Collect (verb)

    call for and obtain (payments) from a number of people

    "he collected their rent each week"

  • Collect (verb)

    go somewhere and receive (something) as a right or award

    "she came to Oxford to collect her honorary degree"

  • Collect (verb)

    ask for and receive (charitable donations)

    "they were collecting money for the war effort"

  • Collect (verb)

    regain control of oneself, typically after a shock

    "he paused for a moment to take a breath, to collect himself"

  • Collect (verb)

    concentrate (one's thoughts)

    "she returned to her room to collect her thoughts"

  • Collect (verb)

    conclude; infer

    "by all best conjectures, I collect Thou art to be my fatal enemy"

  • Collect (verb)

    cause (a horse) to bring its hind legs further forward as it moves

    "a rider should want to be able to collect a horse when hacking"

  • Collect (verb)

    collide with

    "he lost control of the truck and collected two cats"

  • Collect (adverb)

    (with reference to a telephone call) to be paid for by the person receiving it

    "I called my mother collect"

  • Collect (adjective)

    (with reference to a telephone call) to be paid for by the person receiving it

    "I called my mother collect"

  • Collect (noun)

    a winning bet.

  • Collect (noun)

    (in church use) a short prayer, especially one assigned to a particular day or season.

  • Collate (verb)

    collect and combine (texts, information, or data)

    "all the information obtained is being collated"

  • Collate (verb)

    compare and analyse (two or more sources of information)

    "these accounts he collated with his own experience"

  • Collate (verb)

    verify the number and order of (the sheets of a book).

  • Collate (verb)

    appoint (a member of the clergy) to a benefice.

Webster Dictionary

  • Collect

    To gather into one body or place; to assemble or bring together; to obtain by gathering.

  • Collect

    To demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other indebtedness; as, to collect taxes.

  • Collect

    To infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises.

  • Collect (verb)

    To assemble together; as, the people collected in a crowd; to accumulate; as, snow collects in banks.

  • Collect (verb)

    To infer; to conclude.

  • Collect (noun)

    A short, comprehensive prayer, adapted to a particular day, occasion, or condition, and forming part of a liturgy.

  • Collate

    To compare critically, as books or manuscripts, in order to note the points of agreement or disagreement.

  • Collate

    To gather and place in order, as the sheets of a book for binding.

  • Collate

    To present and institute in a benefice, when the person presenting is both the patron and the ordinary; - followed by to.

  • Collate

    To bestow or confer.

  • Collate (verb)

    To place in a benefice, when the person placing is both the patron and the ordinary.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Collect (noun)

    a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England

  • Collect (verb)

    get or gather together;

    "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"

    "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"

    "She rolled up a small fortune"

  • Collect (verb)

    call for and obtain payment of;

    "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"

    "he collected the rent"

  • Collect (verb)

    assemble or get together;

    "gather some stones"

    "pull your thoughts together"

  • Collect (verb)

    get or bring together;

    "accumulate evidence"

  • Collect (verb)

    gather or collect;

    "You can get the results on Monday"

    "She picked up the children at the day care center"

    "They pick up our trash twice a week"

  • Collect (adjective)

    payment due by the recipient on delivery;

    "a collect call"

    "the letter came collect"

    "a COD parcel"

  • Collect (adverb)

    make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays;

    "call collect"

    "send a package collect"

  • Collate (verb)

    compare critically; of texts

  • Collate (verb)

    to assemble in proper sequence;

    "collate the papers"

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