Synonyms and Antonyms of gather

  1. 1 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 Synonyms of gather accumulate, amass, assemble, bulk (up), collect, concentrate, congregate, constellate, corral, garner, group, lump, pick up, round up Words Related to gather 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, regroup Phrases get together Near Antonyms of gather break up, disband, disintegrate, dissolve, separate, sever, split (up); dismiss, send Antonyms of gather dispel, disperse, dissipate, scatter

  2. 2 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 of gather harvest, pick, reapWords Related to gather clam, fish, seal, shrimp, whale; accumulate, forage, garner; glean; cut, hay, mow; bag, capture, hunt, net, snare, trap; crop, grow, raiseNear Antonyms of gather plant, seed, sow

  3. 3 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 Synonyms of gather cluster, collect, concenter, concentrate, conglomerate, congregate, convene, converge, forgather (or foregather), assemble, meet, rendezvousWords Related to gather 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 gather depart, leave, take off; disjoin, dissociate, disuniteAntonyms of gather break up, disband, disperse, split (up)

  4. 4 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? Synonyms of gather conclude, decide, deduce, derive, extrapolate, infer, judge, make out, reason, understandWords Related to gather assume, suppose; conjecture, guess, speculate, surmise; construe, interpret, read; contemplate, philosophize, rationalize, think; ascertain, dope (out), find out

  5. 5 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 Synonyms of gather accrete, accumulate, amass, build up, concentrate, conglomerate, collect, mass, pile (up), stack (up)Words Related to gather agglutinate, clump, lump; bank, drift, ridgeNear Antonyms of gather disperse, dissipate, scatter

  6. 6 to gradually increase in the movement gathered force as election day neared Synonyms of gather build up, gain, grow (in), pick upWords Related to gather double (in), triple (in); accrue, accumulate, amass; excite, stimulate; enhance, enlarge, enrich, expand, extend, maximize; boost, elevate, jack (up), mount, ramp (up), step upNear Antonyms of gather abate, decline (in), diminish (in), dip, dwindle, fall (in), lessen, taper, taper offAntonyms of gather decrease (in), lose

  7. 7 to call into being through the use of one's inner resources or powers gathered the strength to finish the marathon Synonyms of gather conjure (up), summon, get upWords Related to gather educe, elicit, evoke, raise

Synonym Discussion of gather

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

synonyms see in addition infer

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