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col·lect1 / kəˈlekt/ • v. [tr.] 1. bring or gather together (things, typically when scattered or widespread). ∎  accumulate and store over a period of time: collect rainwater to use on the garden. ∎  systematically seek and acquire (items of a particular kind) as a hobby: I've started collecting stamps. | [intr.] the urge to collect, to have the full set, is in us all. ∎  [intr.] come together and form a group or mass: dust and dirt collect so quickly. . 2. call for and take away; fetch: the children were collected from school. ∎  go somewhere and accept or receive (something), esp. as a right or due: she went to Oxford to collect her honorary degree. ∎  solicit and receive (donations), esp. for charity: collecting money for the war effort | [intr.] we collected for the United Way. ∎  receive (money that is due); be paid: [tr.] they called to collect a debt | [intr.] he'd come to collect. 3. (collect oneself) regain control of oneself, typically after a shock. ∎  bring together and concentrate (one's thoughts). 4. archaic conclude; infer. 5. cause (a horse) to bring its hind legs further forward as it moves, thereby shortening the stride and increasing balance and impulsion. • adv. & adj. (with reference to a telephone call) to be paid for by the person receiving it: [as adv.] I called my mother collect | [as adj.] a collect call. col·lect2 / ˈkälˌekt; -likt/ • n. (in church use) a short prayer, esp. one assigned to a particular day or season.

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collect 2 gather together. XVI. — OF. collecter or medL. collēctāre, f. collēct-, pp. stem of colligere, f. COL- + legere collect, assemble, choose, read.
So collection action of collecting XIV; things collected XV. — (O)F. — L. collective XV. — F. or L. Hence collectivism, -ist XIX. collector XIV. — AN. collectour — medL. collector; see -OR 1.

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collect (kŏl´ĕkt) [Late Lat.,=meeting], in Western liturgies, short prayer proper to an occasion, often asking a particular favor. In the Roman Catholic Church the collect is said, typically, at Mass just before the epistle and at vespers. It occurs correspondingly in the Anglican and Lutheran liturgies. Many collects are very ancient, especially those of the Sundays and major feasts.

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collect in church use, a short prayer, especially one assigned to a particular day or season. The word is recorded from Middle English, and comes via Old French from Latin collecta ‘gathering’, feminine past participle of colligere ‘gather together’.

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collect 1 (liturg.) short prayer, varying with the day or season. XIII. — (O)F. collecte — L. collēcta collection, (late) assembly, sb. use of fem. pp. of colligere COLLECT 2.

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Collect

a meeting for worship; an assembly; a collection; a gathering.

Examples: collect of money; of Tuscan hieroglyphics, 1651.

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Collect. A short variable prayer used in W. Christian worship.

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