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Collect meaning

collect - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. get or gather together; " I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; " She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; " She rolled up a small fortune"
  2. 2. gather or collect; " You can get the results on Monday"; " She picked up the children at the day care center"; " They pick up our trash twice a week"
  3. 3. To gather into one body or place; to assemble or bring together; to obtain by gathering.
  4. 4. To demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other indebtedness; as, to collect taxes.
  5. 5. To infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises.
  6. 6. To assemble together; as, the people collected in a crowd; to accumulate; as, snow collects in banks.
  7. 7. To infer; to conclude.
  8. 8. A short, comprehensive prayer, adapted to a particular day, occasion, or condition, and forming part of a liturgy.
  9. 9. A short prayer.
  10. 10. To accumulate.
  11. 11. To gather; assemble.

collect - examples of usage

  1. At the door of the station she paused, and tried to collect her thoughts. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Men of their own class collect the Union subscriptions, and faithfully pay them in. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. At the top she paused for a moment to breathe and collect herself. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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