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English definition of “collect”

collect

verb (GET MONEY)    /kəˈlekt/
B2 [T or I] to ask people to give you money for something, for example a charity: We're collecting (money) for the homeless. [T] to take money such as taxes, rents, etc.: The state collected about $1.2 million in taxes in January.Collecting and amassing
(Definition of collect verb (GET MONEY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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