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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb collect:

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Definition of the noun collect

What does collect mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • collect: collects
  • Collect: Collects

  1. a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England

Alternative definition of the noun collect

noun

  1. [Christianity] The prayer said before the reading of the epistle lesson, especially one found in a prayerbook, as with the Book of Common Prayer.

Definition of the adjective collect

What does collect mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. payable by the recipient on delivery
    • examples: a collect call | the letter came collect
    • synonym of collect: cod
    • similar: due

Definition of the adverb collect

What does collect mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

adverb

  1. make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays
    • examples: call collect | send a package collect

Definition of the verb collect

What does collect mean as a doing word?

Collect is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: collected | collecting | collects

  1. get or gather together
  2. call for and obtain payment of
    • examples: we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts | he collected the rent
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Carmen bought a dress | Carmen obtained the spare part
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source]Carmen bought a dress from Diana | Carmen obtained the spare part from Diana

      Verbs of Change of Possession (with the same syntax): accept, accrue, accumulate, appropriate, borrow, cadge, exact, grab, inherit, receive, recover, regain, retrieve, seize, select, snatch.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of collect: take in
    • more generic word: take = take into one's possession
    • more specific words:
      • farm = collect fees or profits
      • raise = collect funds for a specific purpose
  3. assemble or get together
  4. get or bring together
  5. gather or collect
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Carmen bought a dress | Carmen obtained the spare partVerbs of Change of Possession: accept, accrue, accumulate, appropriate, borrow, cadge, exact, grab, inherit, receive, recover, regain, retrieve, seize, select, snatch
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from [Source]Carmen bought a dress from Diana | Carmen obtained the spare part from Diana
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman connected the computers together | Herman gathered the students togetherVerbs of Combining and Attaching: band, baste, cluster, collate, gather, group, herd, jumble, pair, roll, sew, shake, shuffle, stick
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman gathered students into group2
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs whisk easily | Most labels tape easily
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherSugar and cream whip together easily
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Sugar whips into cream easily
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of collect: call for / gather up / pick up
    • more generic words: acquire / get = come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Alternative definition of the verb collect

verb

  1. To gather together; amass items.
  2. To get; particularly, get from someone.
  3. To accumulate similar items or items belonging to a particular theme, particularly for a hobby or recreation.
  4. [context: now rare] To form a conclusion; to deduce, infer. (Compare [term, gather] [term, get].)

Music

  1. "Collect" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  2. "Collect" is a musical album of Bolon.
    • released in (10 years ago)

Miscellanea

  1. The collect is a short general prayer of a particular structure used in Christian liturgy.
  2. COLLECT is an exhibition.

Phrases with Collect

Phrases starting with the word Collect:

  1. Collect Up
  2. collect call
  3. Collect Dust
  4. Collect One's Thoughts

Phrases ending with the word Collect:

  1. to collect
  2. Call Collect
  3. Garbage Collect

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Collect

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Google previewThe pictorial edition of the Book of common prayer. To which are added, original notes, and an introductory history of the liturgy, by H. Stebbing (1838)

by Henry Stebbing

The word collect means a collection, and has been adopted, it is supposed, ...

Google previewReading the Oxford English Dictionary (2008)

One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages by Ammon Shea

SOME PEOPLE COLLECT MATCHBOX CARS or comic books. Others collect more obviously valuable things,such asrare paintings or cars.Most of these collections aremade upof tangible objects,things to which one can assign somesort of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Services Research (2009)

by Ross M. Mullner

Second, the previously mentioned structured, standardized manner in which health surveys collect primarily quantitative data facilitates data collection, processing, and analysis. This also enhances the ability of health services researchers to ...

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Quotes about Collect

I collect human relationships very much the way others collect fine art. (Jerzy Kosinski)
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Scrabble value of C3O1L1L1E1C3T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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