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collect

  
[1]  
      vb  
1    to gather together or be gathered together  
2    to accumulate (stamps, books, etc.) as a hobby or for study  
3    tr   to call for or receive payment of (taxes, dues, etc.)  
4    tr   to regain control of (oneself, one's emotions, etc.) as after a shock or surprise  
he collected his wits     
5    tr   to fetch  
collect your own post     
6    intr; sometimes foll by: on  
Slang   to receive large sums of money, as from an investment  
he really collected when the will was read     
7    tr     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   to collide with; be hit by  
8    collect on delivery      the U.S. term for       cash on delivery  
      adv  
      adj  
9      (U.S.)   (of telephone calls) on a reverse-charge basis  
      n  
10      (Austral)  
informal   a winning bet  
     (C16: from Latin collectus collected, from colligere to gather together, from com- together + legere to gather)  
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collect   [2]  
      n     (Christianity)   a short Church prayer generally preceding the lesson or epistle in Communion and other services  
     (C13: from Medieval Latin collecta (from the phrase oratio ad collectam prayer at the (people's) assembly), from Latin colligere to collect1)  

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reverse-charge  
      adj   prenominal   (of a telephone call) made at the recipient's expense,   (U.S. equivalent)    collect         


collect   [1]  
      vb  
1    to gather together or be gathered together  
2    to accumulate (stamps, books, etc.) as a hobby or for study  
3    tr   to call for or receive payment of (taxes, dues, etc.)  
4    tr   to regain control of (oneself, one's emotions, etc.) as after a shock or surprise  
he collected his wits     
5    tr   to fetch  
collect your own post     
6    intr; sometimes foll by: on  
Slang   to receive large sums of money, as from an investment  
he really collected when the will was read     
7    tr     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   to collide with; be hit by  
8    collect on delivery      the U.S. term for       cash on delivery  
      adv  
      adj  
9      (U.S.)   (of telephone calls) on a reverse-charge basis  
      n  
10      (Austral)  
informal   a winning bet  
     (C16: from Latin collectus collected, from colligere to gather together, from com- together + legere to gather)  
collect   [2]  
      n     (Christianity)   a short Church prayer generally preceding the lesson or epistle in Communion and other services  
     (C13: from Medieval Latin collecta (from the phrase oratio ad collectam prayer at the (people's) assembly), from Latin colligere to collect1)  

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collect

  
1    accumulate, aggregate, amass, assemble, gather, heap, hoard, save, stockpile  
2    assemble, cluster, congregate, convene, converge, flock together, rally  
3    acquire, muster, obtain, raise, secure, solicit  
  
Antonyms     
   disperse, distribute, scatter, spread, strew  

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