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 for collect
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Collect \Col*lect"\, v. i.
     1. To assemble together; as, the people collected in a crowd;
        to accumulate; as, snow collects in banks.
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     2. To infer; to conclude. [Archaic]
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              Whence some collect that the former word imports a
              plurality of persons.                 --South.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Collect \Col*lect"\ (k[o^]l*l[e^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Collected; p. pr. & vb. n. Collecting.] [L. collecrus, p.
     p. of collerige to bind together; col- + legere to gather:
     cf. OF. collecter. See Legend, and cf. Coil, v. t.,
     Cull, v. t.]
     1. To gather into one body or place; to assemble or bring
        together; to obtain by gathering.
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              A band of men
              Collected choicely from each country. --Shak.
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              'Tis memory alone that enriches the mind, by
              preserving what our labor and industry daily
              collect.                              --Watts.
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     2. To demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other
        indebtedness; as, to collect taxes.
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     3. To infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises.
        [Archaic.] --Shak.
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              Which sequence, I conceive, is very ill collected.
                                                    --Locke.
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     To collect one's self, to recover from surprise,
        embarrassment, or fear; to regain self-control.
  
     Syn: To gather; assemble; congregate; muster; accumulate;
          garner; aggregate; amass; infer; deduce.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Collect \Col"lect\, n. [LL. collecta, fr. L. collecta a
     collection in money; an assemblage, fr. collerige: cf. F.
     collecte. See Collect, v. t.]
     A short, comprehensive prayer, adapted to a particular day,
     occasion, or condition, and forming part of a liturgy.
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           The noble poem on the massacres of Piedmont is strictly
           a collect in verse.                      --Macaulay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  collect
      adv 1: make a telephone call or mail a package so that the
             recipient pays; "call collect"; "send a package collect"
      adj 1: payable by the recipient on delivery; "a collect call";
             "the letter came collect"; "a COD parcel" [syn:
             collect, cod]
      n 1: a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church
           of Rome or the Church of England
      v 1: get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the
           man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot
           of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"
           [syn: roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up,
           amass, compile, hoard]
      2: call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million
         dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent" [syn:
         collect, take in]
      3: assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your
         thoughts together" [syn: gather, garner, collect, pull
         together] [ant: distribute, spread]
      4: get or bring together; "accumulate evidence" [syn: collect,
         pull in]
      5: gather or collect; "You can get the results on Monday"; "She
         picked up the children at the day care center"; "They pick up
         our trash twice a week" [syn: collect, pick up, gather
         up, call for]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  232 Moby Thesaurus words for "collect":
     Angelus, Ave, Ave Maria, Hail Mary, Kyrie Eleison, Paternoster,
     accouple, accumulate, agglomerate, agglutinate, aggregate, aggroup,
     aid prayer, align, amass, appeal, array, articulate, assemble,
     associate, backlog, band, batch, beadroll, beads, beseechment,
     bidding prayer, bond, bracket, breviary, bridge, bridge over,
     bring, bring together, bulk, bunch, bunch together, bunch up,
     cement, chain, chaplet, clap together, clot, clump, cluster,
     colligate, collocate, combine, come, come together, communion,
     compare, compile, comprise, concatenate, concentrate, conclude,
     conglobulate, conglomerate, congregate, congress, conjoin,
     conjugate, connect, contemplation, control, convene, converge,
     cool, copulate, corral, couple, cover, crowd, cull, cumulate, date,
     deduce, deduct, derive, devotions, dig up, dispose, draw,
     draw a conclusion, draw an inference, draw together, draw up,
     dredge up, drive together, embrace, encompass, entreaty, extract,
     fetch, find, flock together, flow together, forgather, fuse,
     gang around, gang up, garner, garner up, gather, gather around,
     gather in, gather into barns, gather together, gather up, get,
     get in, get together, glean, glue, grace, group, grub, grub up,
     heap up, herd together, hide, hive, hoard, hoard up, hold, horde,
     huddle, impetration, imploration, include, induce, infer,
     intercession, invocation, join, judge, juxtapose, keep, knot,
     lay together, lay up, league, link, litany, lump together, make,
     make out, make up, marry, marshal, mass, match, meditation, meet,
     merge, mill, mobilize, muster, obsecration, obtestation, order,
     orison, pair, partner, petition, pick, pick up, piece together,
     pile up, pluck, prayer, prayer wheel, put together, put up, raise,
     rake up, rally, rally around, rank, reason, reason that, rein,
     rendezvous, repress, restrain, rogation, roll into one, rosary,
     round up, save, save up, scare up, scrape together, scrape up,
     secrete, seethe, silent prayer, simmer down, smother, solder, span,
     splice, squirrel, squirrel away, stick together, stock up,
     stockpile, store up, stream, suit, summon up, supplication,
     suppress, surge, swarm, take as proved, take in, take up, tape,
     thanks, thanksgiving, throng, tie, together, treasure, treasure up,
     unify, unite, weld, whip in, yoke
  
  

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