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  • as inreceiving
  • as inaccumulation
  • as incompilation
  • as inharvesting

synonyms for collecting

  • accepting
  • acquiring
  • drawing
  • earning
  • gathering
  • getting
  • inheriting
  • making
  • bringing in
  • accretion
  • aggregation
  • buildup
  • growth
  • inflation
  • pile
  • quantity
  • accession
  • addition
  • agglomeration
  • aggrandizement
  • augmentation
  • chunk
  • collection
  • conglomeration
  • enlargement
  • gob
  • heap
  • hoarding
  • hunk
  • increase
  • intensification
  • mass
  • multiplication
  • stack
  • stock
  • store
  • trove
  • amassment
  • up
  • upping
  • assortment
  • collection
  • accumulation
  • anthology
  • assembling
  • combining
  • compiling
  • garner
  • gathering
  • joining
  • treasury
  • accumulating
  • aggregating
  • consolidating
  • garnering
  • incorporating
  • unifying
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antonyms for collecting

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  • giving
  • decrease
  • shrinkage
  • lessening
  • loss
  • reduction
  • subtraction
  • dispersal
  • dispersion
  • dissipation
  • scattering
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      How to use collecting in a sentence

      A very interesting way of studying Ferns is that of collecting the fronds of the species which the hunter may come across.
      HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
      As judge, I set about collecting his property with much diligence, involving considerable hardship.
      THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
      To prevent the old disputes in collecting his corn tithes, he had at work one of Captain Trevithick's steam thrashing machines.
      LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
      But the Earls of Mar and Athol are collecting their forces, and some other nobles of the land are drawing to their party.'
      KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
      He did not mind the trouble of collecting, and he could fight off repairs longer than any landlord in town.
      THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
      You may put on as many fines as you please, Mr. Judge, but by —— there's a difference between imposing and collecting, I reckon.
      THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
      The holes have been made by the Malays for the purpose of collecting it.
      NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
      Douglas got clear with but insignificant loss, and, collecting his men by a prearranged note of his horn, he returned to camp.
      KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
      I have been collecting some most valuable information on (looking round at them) lunacy in the—er—county of Devonshire.
      FIRST PLAYSA. A. MILNE
      I guess when we begin collecting judgments by levying on the new road, there won't be much of it left.
      SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
      SYNONYM OF THE DAY
      OCTOBER 26, 1985
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      capacitor

      WORDS RELATED TO COLLECTING

      • accumulating
      • accumulation
      • aggregating
      • anthology
      • assembling
      • assortment
      • collecting
      • collection
      • combining
      • compiling
      • consolidating
      • garner
      • garnering
      • gathering
      • incorporating
      • joining
      • treasury
      • unifying
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