|1.||[ verb ] get or gather together|
|Synonyms:||accumulate compile hoard amass roll_up pile_up|
"I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife" "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis" "She rolled up a small fortune"
|Related terms:||store accumulate run_up lump scrape fund corral bale catch fund accumulation collection compilation|
|2.||[ verb ] call for and obtain payment of|
"we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts" "he collected the rent"
|Related terms:||take raise farm collector|
|3.||[ verb ] assemble or get together|
|Synonyms:||gather pull_together garner|
"gather some stones" "pull your thoughts together"
|Related terms:||spread mobilize round_up pick muster reap pile_up shock snail nut salvage nest rake birdnest sponge clam hive pearl oyster pick_up collection|
|4.||[ verb ] get or bring together|
|Related terms:||beat_up lump scrape bale archive collection|
|5.||[ verb ] gather or collect|
|Synonyms:||pick_up gather_up call_for|
"You can get the results on Monday" "She picked up the children at the day care center" "They pick up our trash twice a week"
|Related terms:||get pickup|
|6.||[ verb ] to assemble in proper sequence|
"collate the papers"
|Related terms:||order gather|
|7.||[ adjective ] payment due by the recipient on delivery|
"a collect call" "the letter came collect" "a COD parcel"
|8.||[ adverb ] make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays|
"call collect" "send a package collect"
|9.||[ verb ] come together, usually for a purpose|
"The crowds congregated in front of the Vatican on Christmas Eve"
|Related terms:||move search meet fort cluster crowd shell congregation gather congregation|
|10.||[ noun ] (religion) a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England|