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. [1913 Webster]

A band of men Collected choicely from each country. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

'Tis memory alone that enriches the mind, by preserving what our labor and industry daily collect. --Watts. [1913 Webster]

2. To demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other indebtedness; as, to collect taxes. [1913 Webster]

3. To infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises. [Archaic.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Which sequence, I conceive, is very ill collected. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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