When you curate something, you organize and present it. If you work for a museum, you might curate an exhibit of abstract sculpture.

The noun curate originally referred to anyone taking care of church property in some way. Nowadays, the noun generally refers to a person with religious training who conducts religious services. Curate comes from the word cure, and a curate is supposed to cure that most important part of you — your soul. When you curate a museum exhibit — or a selection of 1980s fashion for your retro blog — you care for or manage it just as a curate cares for a parish.

Definitions of curate
  1. noun
    a person authorized to conduct religious worship
    synonyms: minister, minister of religion, parson, pastor, rector
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    someone who serves as a minister
    type of:
    clergyman, man of the cloth, reverend
    a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
  2. verb
    organize and oversee items in a collection or exhibit
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    type of:
    care, deal, handle, manage
    be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  3. verb
    select and present content or information
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    type of:
    demo, demonstrate, exhibit, present, show
    give an exhibition of to an interested audience
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