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gather

gath·er

gather

 
 
pronunciation:
gae thr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: gathered, gathering, gathers
definition 1: to bring together into one place or collection.
The boy gathered his marbles and put them in a bag.
synonyms:
assemble
antonyms:
disperse, scatter
similar words:
cluster, collect, compile, congregate, convene, crowd, rally
definition 2: to collect from different sources; bring together.
The reporter gathered information for her story.
synonyms:
accumulate, collect
antonyms:
disperse
similar words:
group, hoard, pile up, raise
definition 3: to slowly collect or build up.
The car gathered speed.
synonyms:
build up
similar words:
accumulate, muster
definition 4: to come to an understanding based on evidence; conclude.
He gathered from the smile on her face that she liked the gift.
synonyms:
conclude, reckon
similar words:
assume, figure, infer, understand
definition 5: to come together; assemble.
The crowd gathered to hear the poetry reading.
synonyms:
assemble, congregate, convene
antonyms:
disperse, scatter
similar words:
band, bunch, cluster, concentrate, crowd, mass, meet, muster, swarm, throng
derivation: gatherer (n.)
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