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Meaning & Definition of Collect in English

English

Collect

/kəlɛkt/

noun

1. A short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the church of rome or the church of england

    synonym:
  • collect

verb

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"
    synonym:
  • roll up
  • ,
  • collect
  • ,
  • accumulate
  • ,
  • pile up
  • ,
  • amass
  • ,
  • compile
  • ,
  • hoard

2. Call for and obtain payment of

  • "We collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"
  • "He collected the rent"
    synonym:
  • collect
  • ,
  • take in

3. Assemble or get together

  • "Gather some stones"
  • "Pull your thoughts together"
    synonym:
  • gather
  • ,
  • garner
  • ,
  • collect
  • ,
  • pull together

4. Get or bring together

  • "Accumulate evidence"
    synonym:
  • collect
  • ,
  • pull in

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • collect
  • ,
  • pick up
  • ,
  • gather up
  • ,
  • call for

adjective

1. Payable by the recipient on delivery

  • "A collect call"
  • "The letter came collect"
  • "A cod parcel"
    synonym:
  • collect
  • ,
  • cod

adverb

1. Make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays

  • "Call collect"
  • "Send a package collect"
    synonym:
  • collect

Examples of using

Her hobby was to collect ancient coins.
Do you still collect stamps?
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