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collect         

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      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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! what you throw with the foot to day, you collect it with the hand tomorrow n.
ce que tu jettes aujourd'hui avec le pied, tu le ramasses demain avec la main

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