Synonyms and Antonyms of collect

  1. 1 to gain emotional or mental control of applicants should collect their thoughts while waiting to be interviewed Synonyms of collect calm, compose, contain, control, re-collect, settle Words Related to collect hold back, restrain; rally, recover; lull, quiet, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)

  2. 2 to gradually form into a layer, pile, or mass dust has been collecting under my bed for years Synonyms of collect accrete, accumulate, amass, build up, concentrate, conglomerate, gather, mass, pile (up), stack (up) Words Related to collect agglutinate, clump, lump; bank, drift, ridge Near Antonyms of collect disperse, dissipate, scatter

  3. 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 Synonyms of collect anthologize, compileWords Related to collect edit, recompile, redact, redraft, reedit, revamp, revise, rework; accumulate, amass, assemble, collate, gather, group

  4. 4 to bring together in one body or place she collects antique silverware Synonyms of collect accumulate, amass, assemble, bulk (up), gather, concentrate, congregate, constellate, corral, garner, group, lump, pick up, round upWords Related to collect ball, batch, bunch, cluster, huddle; heap, pile, stack; band, brigade, muster, raise, rally; flock, herd, hive, pack, press, swarm, throng; combine, connect, join, link, merge, pool, unite; archive, arrange, collate, compile, organize, systematize; scrape (up or together); re-collect, regather, regroupNear Antonyms of collect break up, disband, disintegrate, dissolve, separate, sever, split (up); dismiss, sendAntonyms of collect dispel, disperse, dissipate, scatter

  5. 5 to come together into one body or place a crowd collected at the beach as the sun slowly set over the horizon Synonyms of collect cluster, assemble, concenter, concentrate, conglomerate, congregate, convene, converge, forgather (or foregather), gather, meet, rendezvousWords Related to collect affiliate, ally, associate, band (together), caucus, club, collaborate, confederate, conjoin, consolidate, consort, cooperate, couple, federate, gang up, join, merge, unite; reassemble, reconvene, regather, remeetNear Antonyms of collect depart, leave, take off; disjoin, dissociate, disuniteAntonyms of collect break up, disband, disperse, split (up)

Synonym Discussion of collect

gather, collect, assemble, congregate mean to come or bring together into a group, mass, or unit. gather is the most general term for bringing or coming together from a spread-out or scattered state.
    • a crowd quickly gathered
collect often implies careful selection or orderly arrangement.
    • collected books on gardening
assemble implies an ordered union or organization of persons or things often for a definite purpose.
    • experts assembled for a conference
congregate implies a spontaneous flocking together into a crowd or huddle.
    • congregating under a shelter

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