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gathered

verb
past tense of gather

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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6 to gradually increase in
  • the movement gathered force as election day neared

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7 to call into being through the use of one's inner resources or powers
  • gathered the strength to finish the marathon

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“Gathered.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gathered. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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