Associations to the word «Collect»
COLLECT, verb. (transitive) To gather together; amass.
COLLECT, verb. (transitive) To get; particularly, get from someone.
COLLECT, verb. (transitive) To accumulate a number of similar or related (objects), particularly for a hobby or recreation.
COLLECT, verb. (transitive) (now rare) To form a conclusion; to deduce, infer. (Compare gather, get.)
COLLECT, verb. (intransitive) (often with on or against) To collect payments.
COLLECT, verb. (intransitive) To come together in a group or mass.
COLLECT, verb. (intransitive) To collect objects as a hobby.
COLLECT, verb. (transitive) To infer; to conclude.
COLLECT, adjective. To be paid for by the recipient, as a telephone call or a shipment.
COLLECT, adverb. With payment due from the recipient.
COLLECT, noun. (Christianity) The prayer said before the reading of the epistle lesson, especially one found in a prayerbook, as with the Book of Common Prayer.
COLLECT DUST, verb. (idiomatic) To remain untouched and unused for a long period of time.
COLLECT ONE'S THOUGHTS, verb. (idiomatic) To become mentally composed, especially after being distressed, surprised, or disoriented; to become calm or organized in one's emotional state or thinking, as in preparation for a conversation, speech, decision, etc.
COLLECT ONE'S WITS, verb. Alternative form of collect one's thoughts
COLLECT ONESELF, verb. To recover from surprise, embarrassment, or fear; to regain self-control.
COLLECT UP, verb. (transitive) To find and put together in the same place.
COLLECT, noun. A short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England.
COLLECT, verb. 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".
COLLECT, verb. Call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent".
COLLECT, verb. Assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together".
COLLECT, verb. Get or bring together; "accumulate evidence".
COLLECT, verb. 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".
COLLECT, adverb. Make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays; "call collect"; "send a package collect".
COLLECT, adjective. Payable by the recipient on delivery; "a collect call"; "the letter came collect"; "a COD parcel".
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.