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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
collect (noun)
1.
a short prayer comprising an invocation, petition, and conclusion , specifically often capitalized one preceding the eucharistic Epistle and varying with the day
2.
- collection
collect (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to bring together into one body or place
b) to gather or exact from a number of persons or sources - collect taxes
c) to gather an accumulation of (objects) especially as a hobby - collects stamps
2.
- infer deduce
3.
to gain or regain control of - collect his thoughts
4.
to claim as due and receive payment for
5.
intransitive verb
to get and bring with one , specifically - pick up went to collect her at the train station
1.
to come together in a band, group, or mass - gather
2.
a) to collect objects
b) to receive payment - collecting on the insurance gather
collect (adverb or adjective)
to be paid for by the receiver
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
collect (verb)
1.
to gain emotional or mental control of
SYNONIMS:
calm, compose, contain, control, re-collect, settle
RELATED WORDS:
hold back, restrain; rally, recover; lull, quiet, soothe, still, tranquilize ( tranquillize)
collect (verb)
2.
to gradually form into a layer, pile, or mass
SYNONIMS:
accrete, accumulate, amass, build up, concentrate, conglomerate, gather, mass, pile (up), stack (up)
RELATED WORDS:
agglutinate, clump, lump; bank, drift, ridge
NEAR ANTONYMS:
disperse, dissipate, scatter
collect (verb)
3.
to bring together from several sources into a single volume or list
SYNONIMS:
anthologize, collect
RELATED WORDS:
edit, recompile, redact, redraft, reedit, revamp, revise, rework; accumulate, amass, assemble, collate, gather, group
collect (verb)
4.
to bring together in one body or place
SYNONIMS:
accumulate, amass, assemble, bulk (up), collect, concentrate, congregate, constellate, corral, garner, group, lump, pick up, round up
RELATED WORDS:
ball, batch, bunch, cluster, huddle; heap, pile, stack; band, brigade, muster, raise, rally; flock, herd, hive, pack, press, swarm, throng; combine, connect, join, link, merge, pool, unite; archive, arrange, collate, compile, organize, systematize; scrape (up together); re-collect, regather, regroup
NEAR ANTONYMS:
break up, disband, disintegrate, dissolve, separate, sever, split (up); dismiss, send
dispel, disperse, dissipate, scatter
collect (verb)
5.
to come together into one body or place
SYNONIMS:
cluster, collect, concenter, concentrate, conglomerate, congregate, convene, converge, forgather ( foregather), gather, meet, rendezvous
RELATED WORDS:
affiliate, ally, associate, band (together), caucus, club, collaborate, confederate, conjoin, consolidate, consort, cooperate, couple, federate, gang up, join, merge, unite; reassemble, reconvene, regather, remeet
NEAR ANTONYMS:
depart, leave, take off; disjoin, dissociate, disunite
break up, disband, disperse, split (up)
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