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Etymology

(noun) From French collecte (verb) From French collecter

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
collect

Plural
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collect ({{{1}}}) (sometimes capitalized)
  1. (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.

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Verb

Infinitive
to collect

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to collect (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To gather together; amass items.
    Suzanne collected all the papers she had laid out.
  2. 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.
  3. To accumulate similar items or items belonging to a particular theme, particularly for a hobby or recreation.
    John Henry collects stamps.

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