collects 1 of 2

present tense third-person singular of collect
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as in contains
to gain emotional or mental control of applicants should collect their thoughts while waiting to be interviewed

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as in accumulates
to gradually form into a layer, pile, or mass dust has been collecting under my bed for years

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as in compiles
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

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collects

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plural of collect

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“Collects.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/collects. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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