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collect

col·lect

collect

 
 
pronunciation:
k lekt
parts of speech:
verb, adjective & adverb
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part of speech: verb
inflections: collected, collecting, collects
definition 1: to gather together.
I collected the papers that had fallen on the floor.
synonyms:
assemble, gather, pile up
antonyms:
disperse, distribute, scatter
similar words:
cluster, compile, congregate, convene, group, heap, huddle, marshal, mass, raise, rendezvous, scrape together, stack, summon
definition 2: to gather things as a hobby; make a collection of.
He has been collecting stamps since he was five years old.
synonyms:
accumulate, save
similar words:
gather, hoard, raise, stow
definition 3: to get payment for.
The landlord collected the rent.
synonyms:
call for, fetch, take
similar words:
gather, levy, marshal, obtain, store
definition 4: to make oneself calm, especially after being upset or disturbed.
After the accident, she collected herself quickly.
synonyms:
calm
similar words:
prepare, quiet
 
part of speech: adjective & adverb
definition: paid by the person who receives the message.
I made a collect phone call to my sister in Alaska.I called her collect.
synonyms:
pay
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Word Parts
The word collect contains the following part:
col- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix col- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with "l," such as "loc" and "lect." See com-.