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collate (something) with (something)

To pair or compare something with something else. Collate this spreadsheet with that one and look for any discrepancies.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

collate something with something

to compare or match something with something. Try to collate these figures with that other list. I can't collate these notations with the spreadsheet they go with.
See also: collate
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In the case of the New York Times however, the seductive, 'industrial spectacle' has a much earlier lineage: the paper's original printing plant in Brooklyn (designed by Albert Kahn in 1929), had large street-facing windows where the public could survey the printing, collating and folding operations.
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"Editing Scribally-Published Texts," the final section, is an intelligible but perhaps too concise how-to manual, ranging from detailed instructions ("collating from right to left will protect against the anticipation of known readings") to theoretical precepts arising from discussions of the Kane and Donaldson editions of Piers Plowman.
Also on show on the Marden Edwards stand will be the B 125 automatic collating and overwrapping machine.
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