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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: to gather together.
The teacher collected her students' work.
synonyms:
gather, pile up
similar words:
group, raise, scrape together, stack
 
part of speech: adjective & adverb
definition: requiring payment for a telephone call from the person who receives the call.
I made a collect phone call to my sister in Hawaii.I called her collect.
synonyms:
pay
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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-.