Antonyms for collect

Grammar : Verb
Spell : kuh-lekt
Phonetic Transcription : kəˈlɛkt

Definition of collect

Origin :
  • early 15c. (transitive), from Old French collecter "to collect" (late 14c.), from Latin collectus, past participle of colligere "gather together," from com- "together" (see com-) + legere "to gather" (see lecture (n.)). The intransitive sense is attested from 1794. Related: Collected; collecting. As an adjective meaning "paid by the recipient" it is attested from 1893, originally with reference to telegrams.
  • verb accumulate, come together
  • verb obtain (money)
Example sentences :
  • It is a fortunate grocer who is able to collect 80 per cent.
  • Extract from : « Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5 » by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • He closed them slowly for a moment, as if to collect his routed thoughts.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • They give you a lot of trouble to collect, and nobody else will trouble to listen.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • That part of one's environment upon which no government has been able to collect taxes.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
  • I beg you, sir, to collect your spirits, and to listen to me calmly.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • She resolved to run no risk of delay by having the message sent 'to collect.'
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • The second scene being the masquerade, I had time to collect myself.
  • Extract from : « Beaux and Belles of England » by Mary Robinson
  • You will find it rather a hard material to collect if you set out in earnest.
  • Extract from : « The Avenger » by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Nareda will pay it—and Nareda will collect the ransom from the American capitalists.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930 » by Various
  • Hugo groaned and stalked over to collect the two dolls and the tea-things.
  • Extract from : « Jan and Her Job » by L. Allen Harker

Synonyms for collect

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019