When you paginate something, you assign numbers to many sheets of paper and put them in numerical order. Be sure to paginate your manuscript before you submit it to a magazine!

A kid numbering the pages of their hand-drawn comic book and a famous novelist making sure their manuscript pages are in the correct order are both careful to paginate their work. Paginate, formed from pagination, has its roots in the Latin pagina, "page." A teacher might instruct students to number the pages of their lengthy book reports — or if she likes to challenge the class with impressive vocabulary words, she could instead say, "Paginate your work, people!"

Definitions of paginate
  1. verb
    number the pages of a book or manuscript
    synonyms: foliate, page
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    type of:
    give numbers to
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