Collect

Definition of Collect

Col`lect´   Pronunciation: kǒl`lĕkt´
v. t.1.To gather into one body or place; to assemble or bring together; to obtain by gathering.
[imp. & p. p. Collected; p. pr. & vb. n. Collecting.]
A band of men
Collected choicely from each country.
- Shak.
'Tis memory alone that enriches the mind, by preserving what our labor and industry daily collect.
- Watts.
2.To demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other indebtedness; as, to collect taxes.
3.To infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises.
Which sequence, I conceive, is very ill collected.
- Locke.
To collect one's self
to recover from surprise, embarrassment, or fear; to regain self-control.
v. i.1.To assemble together; as, the people collected in a crowd; to accumulate; as, snow collects in banks.
2.To infer; to conclude.
Whence some collect that the former word imports a plurality of persons.
- South.
n.1.A short, comprehensive prayer, adapted to a particular day, occasion, or condition, and forming part of a liturgy.
The noble poem on the massacres of Piedmont is strictly a collect in verse.
- Macaulay.

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