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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 col·lect /ˈkɑlɪkt ||ˌlɛkt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Col·lect, n.  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.   --Macaulay.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Col·lect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Collected; p. pr. & vb. n. Collecting.]
 1. To gather into one body or place; to assemble or bring together; to obtain by gathering.
 A band of men
 Collected choicely from each country.   --Shak.
    'Tis memory alone that enriches the mind, by preserving what our labor and industry daily collect.   --Watts.
 2. To demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other indebtedness; as, to collect taxes.
 3. To infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises. [Archaic.]
    Which sequence, I conceive, is very ill collected.   --Locke.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Col·lect, v. i.
 1. To assemble together; as, the people collected in a crowd; to accumulate; as, snow collects in banks.
 2. To infer; to conclude. [Archaic]
    Whence some collect that the former word imports a plurality of persons.   --South.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : payment due by the recipient on delivery; "a collect call";
            "the letter came collect"; "a COD parcel" [syn: cod]
      n : a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church
          of Rome or the Church of England
      adv : make a telephone call or mail a package so that the
            recipient pays; "call collect"; "send a package
      v 1: 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" [syn: roll up, accumulate, pile up, amass,
            compile, hoard]
      2: call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million
         dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"
         [syn: take in]
      3: assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your
         thoughts together" [syn: gather, garner, pull
         together] [ant: spread]
      4: get or bring together; "accumulate evidence" [syn: pull in]
      5: 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" [syn: pick up, gather up, call