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English adjective: collect

1. collect payable by the recipient on delivery

SamplesA collect call.
The letter came collect.
A COD parcel.




English noun: collect

1. collect (communication) a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England

Broader (hypernym)orison, petition, prayer

English adverb: collect

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

SamplesCall collect.
Send a package collect.

English verb: collect

1. collect (possession) get or gather together

SamplesI 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.

ExamplesThe crowds collect in the streets

Synonymsaccumulate, amass, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away, store

Narrower (hyponym)bale, catch, chunk, collect, come up, corral, fund, fund, lump, pull in, run up, scrape, scrape up, scratch

2. collect (possession) call for and obtain payment of

SamplesWe collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts.
He collected the rent.

Synonymstake in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody

Broader (hypernym)take

Narrower (hyponym)farm, raise

3. collect (contact) assemble or get together

SamplesGather some stones.
Pull your thoughts together.

Synonymsgarner, gather, pull together

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)bird-nest, birdnest, clam, club, come up, cull, glean, harvest, heap up, hive, marshal, mobilise, mobilize, muster, muster up, nest, nut, oyster, pearl, pick, pile up, pluck, rake, rally, reap, round up, salvage, scavenge, shock, snail, sponge, stack up, summon, summon

Antonymsspread, distribute

4. collect (contact) get or bring together

SamplesAccumulate evidence.

Synonymspull in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)accumulate, amass, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up

Narrower (hyponym)archive, beat up, drum up, file away, rally

5. collect (possession) gather or collect

SamplesYou can get the results on Monday.
She picked up the children at the day care center.
They pick up our trash twice a week.

Synonymscall for, gather up, pick up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)acquire, get

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