Collect and Gather


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Collect verb – To gradually form into a layer, pile, or mass.
Usage example: dust has been collecting under my bed for years

Gather is a synonym for collect in assemble topic. In some cases you can use "Gather" instead a verb "Collect", when it comes to topics like raise, activity, order, group. popular alternative
Nearby Words: collection, collected, collective, collectively, collector
Synonyms for Collect


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Gather verb – To bring together in one body or place.
Usage example: let's gather the students and have them line up on the playground before going in from recess

Collect is a synonym for gather in congregate topic. You can use "Collect" instead a verb "Gather", if it concerns topics such as assemble, muster, come or bring together, muster up. popular alternative
Nearby Words: gathering, gathered, gatherer
Synonyms for Gather

Common collocations

energy collect energy gather energy
people collect people gather people
number collect number gather number
parts collect parts gather parts
Other nouns: gold, resources, data, money, food, information, cards, evidence, water, items, points, stones, pieces, weapons, souls, stars, crystals, ingredients, treasures, artifacts.

Both words in one sentence

  • Literature / Starfleet Corps of Engineers The artificial constructs in the shape of shii beasts were built to collect the heads, decapitating victims in order to gather the brains.
  • Brain Food A now departed race which colonized the planet centuries ago, they built artificial constructs in the shape of shii beasts to collect the heads; these decapitated victims in order to gather the brains.
    Source: Brain Food
  • Gotta Catch Them All aka: Gotta Catch Em All Throughout the series there are medals to collect, items to gather, and many other things.
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