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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.


Synonymscod


Similardue


Antonymsundue


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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