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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collect  \Col*lect"\,  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. 
 
  A  band  of  men  Collected  choicely  from  each  country. 
  --Shak. 
 
  'Tis  memory  alone  that  enriches  the  mind,  by 
  preserving  what  our  labor  and  industry  daily 
  collect.  --Watts. 
 
  2.  To  demand  and  obtain  payment  of  as  an  account,  or  other 
  indebtedness;  as  to  collect  taxes. 
 
  3.  To  infer  from  observed  facts;  to  conclude  from  premises. 
  [Archaic.]  --Shak. 
 
  Which  sequence,  I  conceive,  is  very  ill  collected. 
  --Locke. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  collecting 
  n  :  the  act  of  gathering  something  together  [syn:  {collection}, 
  {assembling}] 




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