vb. To gather into one body or place; to assemble or bring together; to obtain by gathering. To demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other indebtedness; as, to collect taxes. To infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises. To collect one's self, to recover from surprise, embarrassment, or fear; to regain self- control.
Syn. - To gather; assemble; congregate; muster; accumulate; garner; aggregate; amass; infer; deduce.
- vb. To assemble together; as, the people collected in a crowd; to accumulate; as, snow collects in banks. To infer; to conclude.
- n. A short, comprehensive prayer, adapted to a particular day, occasion, or condition, and forming part of a liturgy.