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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COLLECT

It is a fortunate grocer who is able to collect 80 per cent.

He closed them slowly for a moment, as if to collect his routed thoughts.

They give you a lot of trouble to collect, and nobody else will trouble to listen.

That part of one's environment upon which no government has been able to collect taxes.

I beg you, sir, to collect your spirits, and to listen to me calmly.

She resolved to run no risk of delay by having the message sent 'to collect.'

The second scene being the masquerade, I had time to collect myself.

You will find it rather a hard material to collect if you set out in earnest.

Nareda will pay it—and Nareda will collect the ransom from the American capitalists.

Hugo groaned and stalked over to collect the two dolls and the tea-things.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c. (transitive), from Old French collecter "to collect" (late 14c.), from Latin collectus, past participle of colligere "gather together," from com- "together" (see com-) + legere "to gather" (see lecture (n.)). The intransitive sense is attested from 1794. Related: Collected; collecting. As an adjective meaning "paid by the recipient" it is attested from 1893, originally with reference to telegrams.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COLLECT

accrue

verbincrease by addition or growth, often financial

accrued

verbincrease by addition or growth, often financial

accruing

verbincrease by addition or growth, often financial
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