What does curate mean?

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ˈkyʊər ɪtcu·rate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curate, minister of religion, minister, parson, pastor, rectornoun

    a person authorized to conduct religious worship

    "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"


  1. curateverb

    To act as a curator for.

  2. curateverb

    To apply selectivity and taste to, as a collection of fashion items or web pages.

  3. curate

    To work or act as a curator.

    Not only does he curate for the museum, he manages the office and fund-raises.

  4. Etymology: From curatus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CURATEnoun

    A clergyman hired to perform the duties of another.

    Etymology: curator, Latin.

    He spar’d no pains; for curate he had none;
    Nor durst he trust another with his care. John Dryden, Fables.

    I thought the English of curate had been an ecclesiastical hireling. ———— No such matter; the proper import of the word signifies one who has the cure of souls. Jeremy Collier, on Pride.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Curatenoun

    one who has the cure of souls; originally, any clergyman, but now usually limited to one who assists a rector or vicar

  2. Etymology: [LL. curatus, prop., one who is charged with the care (L. cura) of souls. See Cure, n., and cf. Cur]


  1. Curate

    A curate is a person who is invested with the care or cure of souls of a parish. In this sense "curate" correctly means a parish priest but in English-speaking countries the term curate is commonly used of assistant clergy to the parish priest. The duties or office of a curate are called a curacy.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Curate

    kūr′āt, n. one who has the cure of souls: an inferior clergyman in the Church of England, assisting a rector or vicar.—ns. Cur′acy, Cur′ateship, the office, employment, or benefice of a curate. [Low L. curatus, from L. cura, care.]

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  1. cauter

  2. acture

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of curate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of curate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of curate in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Lee:

    We have more then 20 services, in Indonesia...we will pick and choose the best playbook for Thailand and carefully curate that.

  2. Mrs. Ruthellen Josselson:

    I understand that universities, archives and historical societies are rushing to collect and curate the personal accounts of how ordinary people are experiencing this growing public health crisis. but what I can see from the early submissions are plotless descriptions of emotions, fear, sadness, anger and restlessness as well as moments of joy and hope.

  3. Steve Clayton:

    Unilever themselves describe their markets as mixed, and most investors will look at these numbers as something of a curate's egg.

  4. Los Angeles:

    Apple News editors will be able to curate current and recent coverage from all of our sections, some content, particularly our 137 years' worth of archives, will not be accessible through News+.

  5. Sanam Vakil:

    The US can curate a portfolio of transactional assurances that can help Iran sell the deal back home as being a sustainable and viable one.

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    To cause to become
    • A. abide
    • B. render
    • C. affront
    • D. elate

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