- To gather together; amass items.
- To get; particularly, get from someone.
- To accumulate similar items or items belonging to a particular theme, particularly for a hobby or recreation.
- (now rare) To form a conclusion; to deduce, infer. (Compare gather, get.)
NounCollect (plural Collects) (sometimes capitalized)
- (Christianity) The prayer said before the reading of the epistle lesson, especially one found in a prayerbook, as with the Book of Common Prayer.
Adverbs for Collect
painlessly; systematically; haphazardly; eagerly; privately; scientifically; gloriously; remarkably; exclusively; posthumously; dramatically; actively; cantankerously; indiscriminately; laboriously; sedulously; periodically; assiduously.
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- (noun): (General American) IPA: /ˈkɑlɪkt/
- (verb): IPA: /kəˈlɛkt/
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- Rhymes: -ɛkt
- From Old French collecter < Medieval Latin collectare (“to collect money”) < Latin collecta (“a collection of money, in Late Latin a meeting, assemblage, in Medieval Latin a tax, also an assembly for prayer, a prayer”), feminine of collectus, past participle of colligere, conligere (“to gather together, collect, consider, conclude, infer”) < com- (“together”) + legere (“to gather”).
- French collecte