gathers

present tense third-person singular of gather
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as in harvests
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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as in accumulates
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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as in summons
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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“Gathers.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gathers. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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