curate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (noun)
  • (verb)
    • (UK) IPA (key): /kjʊəˈreɪt/
    • (US) enPR: kjo͝o-rātʹ or kjo͝oʹrāt, IPA (key): /kjʊˈreɪt/ or /ˈkjʊreɪt/

Noun[change]

Singular
curate

Plural
curates

  1. A curate is an assistant rector or vicar.
  2. A curate is a parish priest.

Verb[change]

Plain form
curate

Third-person singular
curates

Past tense
curated

Past participle
curated

Present participle
curating

  1. (transitive) If you curate something, you act as a curator for someone or something.
    She curated the traveling exhibition.
    They carefully curated the recovered artifacts.
  2. (transitive) If you curate, you work or act as a curator.
    Not only does he curate for the museum, he manages the office and fund-raises.