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1. collect

verb. ['kəˈlɛkt'] get or gather together.

Synonyms

  • bale
  • lay in
  • salt away
  • chunk
  • compile
  • fund
  • pull in
  • stack away
  • accumulate
  • pile up
  • hive away
  • scrape
  • hoard
  • scrape up
  • run up
  • store
  • corral
  • amass
  • lump
  • stash away
  • roll up
  • scratch
  • catch
  • put in

Antonyms

  • gutlessness
  • roughen
  • praise
  • black

Etymology

  • collecte (French)
  • collecta (Latin)
  • collecten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • collecter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Collect

  • teleconnect
  • overprotect
  • interconnect
  • disrespect
  • reinspect
  • misdirect
  • disinfect
  • disconnect
  • reconnect
  • nondirect
  • interject
  • disaffect
  • suspect
  • subject
  • resurrect
  • respect
  • reflect
  • reelect
  • redirect
  • project
  • neglect
  • intersect
  • inspect
  • indirect
  • incorrect
  • expect
  • deflect
  • confect
  • unchecked
  • select

Example sentences of the word collect


1. Verb, base form
Brush off the paste with a stiff-bristled brush and collect the dried paste for proper disposal.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
It helps seal windows that collect condensation or that allow air into or out of homes.

3. Adjective
Pots without holes in the bottom collect water, drowning the roots over time. 


Quotes containing the word collect


1. I collect art, and I drink wine... things that I like that I had never been exposed to. But I never said, 'I'm going to buy art to impress this crowd.' That's just ridiculous to me. I don't live my life like that, because how could you be happy with yourself?
- Jay-Z

2. I collect art. I just recently bought two gorgeous photographs of Marilyn Monroe by international photographer Eve Arnold and I know it sounds horrible but when she dies all her pictures are going to be worth triple. But I won't tell you how much I got them for - let's just say it was a lot.
- Melanie Brown

3. Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. collect

verb. ['kəˈlɛkt'] call for and obtain payment of.

Synonyms

  • farm
  • take in
  • take

Antonyms

  • demobilise
  • artifact
  • undercharge
  • push

Etymology

  • collecte (French)
  • collecta (Latin)
  • collecten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • collecter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. collect

verb. ['kəˈlɛkt'] assemble or get together.

Synonyms

  • reap
  • snail
  • club
  • sponge
  • gather
  • muster
  • come up
  • oyster
  • mobilise
  • cull
  • shock
  • clam
  • glean
  • mobilize
  • pile up
  • bird-nest
  • nest
  • stack up
  • pluck
  • rake
  • round up
  • muster up
  • summon
  • pick
  • birdnest
  • heap up
  • harvest
  • hive
  • salvage
  • garner
  • rally
  • pull together
  • pearl
  • scavenge
  • marshal

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • go
  • descend
  • set

Etymology

  • collecte (French)
  • collecta (Latin)
  • collecten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • collecter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. collect

verb. ['kəˈlɛkt'] get or bring together.

Synonyms

  • roll up
  • beat up
  • hoard
  • archive
  • pull in
  • drum up
  • amass
  • accumulate
  • pile up
  • file away
  • compile

Antonyms

  • stop
  • demobilize
  • demilitarize
  • demilitarise

Etymology

  • collecte (French)
  • collecta (Latin)
  • collecten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • collecter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. collect

verb. ['kəˈlɛkt'] gather or collect.

Synonyms

  • get
  • gather up
  • pick up
  • acquire

Antonyms

  • dirty
  • disarrange
  • lose
  • divest

Etymology

  • collecte (French)
  • collecta (Latin)
  • collecten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • collecter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. collect

adjective. ['kəˈlɛkt'] payable by the recipient on delivery.

Synonyms

  • due

Antonyms

  • divide
  • leader

Etymology

  • collecte (French)
  • collecta (Latin)
  • collecten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • collecter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. collect

noun. ['kəˈlɛkt'] a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England.

Synonyms

  • prayer
  • petition

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • demobilization
  • fall

Etymology

  • collecte (French)
  • collecta (Latin)
  • collecten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • collecter (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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