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1‘a crowd soon collected’
come together, get together, gather, assemble, meet, muster, cluster, rally, congregate, convene, converge, flock together
2‘I must collect the children from school’
fetch, come to get, go to get, come and get, go and get, call for, come for, go for, meet
take, drop off
3‘they are collecting money for charity’
raise, appeal for, ask for, ask people to give, solicit, secure, obtain, acquire, gather
distribute, give away
4‘he paused for a moment to collect himself’
recover, regain one's composure, pull oneself together, take a hold of oneself, steady oneself
informal get one's act together, snap out of it
5‘she returned to her room to collect her thoughts’
muster, get together, rally, call into action, marshal, mobilize, screw up
6‘he collected the picnic debris’
gather, accumulate, assemble
amass, stockpile, pile up, heap up, rack up, run up, scrape together, hoard, save, cumulate, lay in, lay up, garner
mass, increase, multiply, accrue, snowball
British tot up
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