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collect

noun

1 collect

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

Roget 990: worship, adoration, devotion, aspiration, homage, service, humiliation; kneeling, genuflection, prostration.    prayer, invocation, supplication, rogation, ... show more



verb

1 collect

Get or gather together.

synonyms: accumulate, amass, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up.

Roget 72: assemble [be or come together], collect, muster; meet, unite, join, rejoin; cluster, flock, swarm, surge, stream, herd, ... show more

Roget 636: store; put by, lay by, set by; stow away; set apart, lay apart; store treasure, hoard treasure, lay up, heap up, put up, garner up, save up; ... show more

Dutch: opstapelen

2 collect

Call for and obtain payment of:
— We collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts.
— He collected the rent.

synonym: take in.

Roget 518: be intelligible etc. adj.; speak for itself, speak volumes; tell its own tale, lie on the surface.    render intelligible etc. adj.; popularize, simplify, clear up; elucidate ... show more

Dutch: beuren, incasseren, innen, opstrijken, toucheren, vangen

3 collect

Assemble or get together.

synonyms: garner, gather, pull together.

Roget 775: acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather; collect etc. (assemble) 72; pick, pickup; ... show more

Roget 480: judge, conclude; come to a conclusion, draw a conclusion, arrive at a conclusion; ascertain, determine, make up one's mind.    deduce, derive, gather, collect, draw an inference, ... show more

Dutch: bijeenzoeken

4 collect

Get or bring together.

synonym: pull in.

5 collect

Gather or collect.

synonyms: call for, gather up, pick up.

adjective

1 collect

Payable by the recipient on delivery:
— A collect call.
— The letter came collect.

synonym: cod.

adverb

1 collect

Make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays.


Moby thesaurus: Angelus, Ave, Ave Maria, Hail Mary, Kyrie Eleison, Paternoster, accouple, accumulate, agglomerate, agglutinate, aggregate, aggroup, aid prayer, align, amass, appeal, array, articulate, assemble, associate ... show more.

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