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Entry Word: collect
Function: verb
Text: 1 to gain emotional or mental control of <applicants should collect their thoughts while waiting to be interviewed>
Synonyms calm, compose, contain, control, re-collect, settle
Related Words allay, lull, quiet, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)
Phrases pull oneself together
2 to gradually form into a layer, pile, or mass <dust has been collecting under my bed for years>
Synonyms accumulate, conglomerate, gather, heap, pile (up)
Related Words bank, drift, ridge
Near Antonyms disperse, dissipate, scatter
3 to bring together from several sources into a single volume or list <collected information together to make a report> -- see COMPILE
4 to bring together in one body or place <she collects antique silverware> -- see GATHER 1
5 to come together into one body or place <a crowd collected at the beach as the sun came out> -- see ASSEMBLE 1