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curate

[n. kyoo r-it; v. kyoo-reyt, kyoo r-eyt] /n. ˈkyʊər ɪt; v. kyʊˈreɪt, ˈkyʊər eɪt/
noun
1.
Chiefly British. a member of the clergy employed to assist a rector or vicar.
2.
any ecclesiastic entrusted with the cure of souls, as a parish priest.
verb (used with object), curated, curating.
3.
to take charge of (a museum) or organize (an art exhibit):
to curate a photography show.
4.
to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation, as music or website content:
“We curate our merchandise with a sharp eye for trending fashion,” the store manager explained.
Origin of curate
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English curat (< Anglo-French) < Medieval Latin cūrātus, equivalent to Latin cūr(a) care + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
curatic
[kyoo-rat-ik] /kyʊˈræt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
curatical, adjective
curateship, noun
curation, noun
subcurate, noun
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curate1

/ˈkjʊərɪt/
noun
1.
a clergyman appointed to assist a parish priest
2.
a clergyman who has the charge of a parish (curate-in-charge)
3.
(Irish) an assistant barman
Word Origin
C14: from Medieval Latin cūrātus, from cūra spiritual oversight, cure

curate2

/kjʊəˈreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to be in charge of (an art exhibition or museum)
Word Origin
C20: back formation from curator
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Word Origin and History for curation
n.

late 14c., from Old French curacion "treatment of illness," from Latin curationem (nominative curatio), "a taking care, attention, management," especially "medical attention," noun of action from past participle stem of curare "to cure" (see cure (v.)).

curate

n.

late 14c., "spiritual guide," from Medieval Latin curatus "one responsible for the care (of souls)," from Latin curatus, past participle of curare "to take care of" (see cure (v.)). Church of England sense of "paid deputy priest of a parish" first recorded 1550s.

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