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.

(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.

Collatitious to Collimator

(Col`la*ti"tious) a. [L. collatitius. See Collation.] Brought together; contributed; done by contributions. [Obs.] Bailey.

(Col*la"tive) a. [L. collativus brought together. ] Passing or held by collation; — said of livings of which the bishop and the patron are the same person.

(Col*la"tor) n. [L.]

1. One who collates manuscripts, books, etc. Addison.

2. (Eccl. Law) One who collates to a benefice.

3. One who confers any benefit. [Obs.] Feltham.

(Col*laud") v. t. [L. collaudare; col- + laudare to praise.] To join in praising. [Obs.] Howell.

(Col"league) n. [F. collègue, L. collega one chosen at the same time with another, a partner in office; col- + legare to send or choose as deputy. See Legate.] A partner or associate in some civil or ecclesiastical office or employment. It is never used of partners in trade or manufactures.

Syn. — Helper; assistant; coadjutor; ally; associate; companion; confederate.

(Col*league") v. t. & i. To unite or associate with another or with others. [R.] Shak.

(Col"league*ship), n. Partnership in office. Milton.

(Col*lect") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Collected; p. pr. & vb. n. Collecting.] [L. collecrus, p. p. of collerige to bind together; col- + legere to gather: cf. OF. collecter. See Legend, and cf. Coil, v. t., Cull, v. t.]

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.

'Tis memory alone that enriches the mind, by preserving what our labor and industry daily collect.

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.] Shak.

Which sequence, I conceive, is very ill collected.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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