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Collect vs. Accumulate

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Collectverb

(transitive) To gather together; amass.

‘Suzanne collected all the papers she had laid out.’;

Accumulateverb

(transitive) To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together (either literally or figuratively)

‘He wishes to accumulate a sum of money.’;

Collectverb

(transitive) To get; particularly, get from someone.

‘A bank collects a monthly payment on a client's new car loan.’; ‘A mortgage company collects a monthly payment on a house.’;

Accumulateverb

(intransitive) To grow or increase in quantity or number; to increase greatly.

Collectverb

(transitive) To accumulate (a number of similar or related objects), particularly for a hobby or recreation.

‘John Henry collects stamps.’; ‘I don't think he collects as much as hoards.’;

Accumulateadjective

Collected; accumulated.

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Collectverb

To form a conclusion; to deduce, infer. (Compare gather, get.)

Accumulateverb

To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together; to amass; as, to accumulate a sum of money.

Collectverb

To collect payments.

‘He had a lot of trouble collecting on that bet he made.’;

Accumulateverb

To grow or increase in quantity or number; to increase greatly.

‘Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.’;

Collectverb

(intransitive) To come together in a group or mass.

‘The rain collected in puddles.’;

Accumulateadjective

Collected; accumulated.

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Collectverb

(transitive) To infer; to conclude.

Accumulateverb

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’;

Collectverb

To collide with or crash into (another vehicle or obstacle).

‘The truck veered across the central reservation and collected a car that was travelling in the opposite direction.’;

Accumulateverb

collect or gather;

‘Journals are accumulating in my office’; ‘The work keeps piling up’;

Collectadjective

To be paid for by the recipient, as a telephone call or a shipment.

‘It was to be a collect delivery, but no-one was available to pay.’;

Collectadverb

With payment due from the recipient.

‘I had to call collect.’;

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Collectnoun

(Christianity) The prayer said before the reading of the epistle lesson, especially one found in a prayerbook, as with the Book of Common Prayer.

‘He used the day's collect as the basis of his sermon.’;

Collectverb

To gather into one body or place; to assemble or bring together; to obtain by gathering.

‘A band of menCollected choicely from each country.’; ‘'Tis memory alone that enriches the mind, by preserving what our labor and industry daily collect.’;

Collectverb

To demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other indebtedness; as, to collect taxes.

Collectverb

To infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises.

‘Which sequence, I conceive, is very ill collected.’;

Collectverb

To assemble together; as, the people collected in a crowd; to accumulate; as, snow collects in banks.

Collectverb

To infer; to conclude.

‘Whence some collect that the former word imports a plurality of persons.’;

Collectnoun

A short, comprehensive prayer, adapted to a particular day, occasion, or condition, and forming part of a liturgy.

‘The noble poem on the massacres of Piedmont is strictly a collect in verse.’;

Collectnoun

a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England

Collectverb

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’;

Collectverb

call for and obtain payment of;

‘we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts’; ‘he collected the rent’;

Collectverb

assemble or get together;

‘gather some stones’; ‘pull your thoughts together’;

Collectverb

get or bring together;

‘accumulate evidence’;

Collectverb

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’;

Collectadjective

payment due by the recipient on delivery;

‘a collect call’; ‘the letter came collect’; ‘a COD parcel’;

Collectadverb

make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays;

‘call collect’; ‘send a package collect’;

Collectverb

bring or gather together (a number of things)

‘he went round the office collecting old coffee cups’;

Collectverb

come together and form a group

‘a small crowd collected at the back door’;

Collectverb

systematically seek and acquire (items of a particular kind) as a hobby

‘I've started collecting stamps’;

Collectverb

accumulate over a period of time

‘collect rainwater to use on the garden’;

Collectverb

call for and take away; fetch

‘the children were collected from school’;

Collectverb

call for and obtain (payments) from a number of people

‘he collected their rent each week’;

Collectverb

go somewhere and receive (something) as a right or award

‘she came to Oxford to collect her honorary degree’;

Collectverb

ask for and receive (charitable donations)

‘they were collecting money for the war effort’;

Collectverb

regain control of oneself, typically after a shock

‘he paused for a moment to take a breath, to collect himself’;

Collectverb

concentrate (one's thoughts)

‘she returned to her room to collect her thoughts’;

Collectverb

conclude; infer

‘by all best conjectures, I collect Thou art to be my fatal enemy’;

Collectverb

cause (a horse) to bring its hind legs further forward as it moves

‘a rider should want to be able to collect a horse when hacking’;

Collectverb

collide with

‘he lost control of the truck and collected two cats’;

Collectadverb

(with reference to a telephone call) to be paid for by the person receiving it

‘I called my mother collect’;

Collectadjective

(with reference to a telephone call) to be paid for by the person receiving it

‘I called my mother collect’;

Collectnoun

a winning bet.

Collectnoun

(in church use) a short prayer, especially one assigned to a particular day or season.

Collect

The collect ( KOL-ekt) is a short general prayer of a particular structure used in Christian liturgy. Collects appear in the liturgies of Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Methodist, Lutheran, and Presbyterian churches, among others (in those of Eastern Christianity the Greek term [déesis] synapté is often used instead of the Latin term [oratio] collecta, both having the same meaning).

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