Synonyms and Antonyms of GATHER

to bring together in one body or place <he gathered the leftovers from the table and gave them to the dog> <let's gather the students and have them line up on the playground before going in from recess>
Phrases get together
to catch or collect (a crop or natural resource) for human use <late summer is when we gather the tomatoes and begin canning them for the winter>
Synonyms gather, pick, reap
Near Antonyms plant, seed, sow
to come together into one body or place <a crowd gathered around the street musician> <ask the faculty to gather in the lounge for the meeting>
Antonyms break up, disband, disperse, split (up)
to form an opinion or reach a conclusion through reasoning and information <I gather that, since you are back so early, she didn't want to see you?>
to gradually form into a layer, pile, or mass <the newspapers that had been allowed to gather on the front doorstep told thieves that the family was away on vacation>
Related Words agglutinate, clump, lump; bank, drift, ridge
Near Antonyms disperse, dissipate, scatter
to gradually increase in <the movement gathered force as election day neared>
Synonyms build up, gather, grow (in), pick up
Near Antonyms abate, decline (in), diminish (in), dip, dwindle, fall (in), lessen, taper, taper off
Antonyms decrease (in), lose
to call into being through the use of one's inner resources or powers <gathered the strength to finish the marathon>
Synonyms conjure (up), gather, get up
Related Words educe, elicit, evoke, raise


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