collect

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

collect

verb

Definition of COLLECT

1
to gain emotional or mental control of <applicants should collect their thoughts while waiting to be interviewed>
Related Words hold back, restrain; rally, recover; lull, quiet, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)
2
to gradually form into a layer, pile, or mass <dust has been collecting under my bed for years>
Related Words agglutinate, clump, lump; bank, drift, ridge
Near Antonyms disperse, dissipate, scatter
3
to bring together from several sources into a single volume or list <collected the author's early short stories, which were originally published in several obscure sci-fi magazines>
5
to come together into one body or place <a crowd collected at the beach as the sun slowly set over the horizon>
Antonyms break up, disband, disperse, split (up)

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