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Main Entry: 2col·lect
Pronunciation: kschwa-primarystresslekt
Function: verb
Etymology: from Latin collectus "collected," from colligere "to gather together," from col-, com- "together" and legere "to gather" --related to LEGEND
1 a : to bring or come together into one body or place b : to gather from a number of sources <collect stamps>
2 : to gain or regain control of <collecting my thoughts>
3 : to demand and take payment for <collect a bill>
4 : to form in a heap or mass : ACCUMULATE <junk collecting in the attic>
synonym see GATHER
- col·lect·ible or col·lect·able /kschwa-primarystresslek-tschwa-bschwal/ adjective

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