Translation of "collect" - English-Spanish dictionary

collect

verb uk /kəˈlekt/

A2 to get and keep things of one type, such as stamps or coins, as a hobby

coleccionar
She collects dolls.

B1 to get things from different places and bring them together

recoger
The police collected a lot of information during the investigation.

to ask people to give you money for something, for example a charity

recolectar
I’m collecting money for the flood victims.

to gradually increase in amount in a place

acumularse
Dust had collected on top of the refrigerator.

A2 UK to go to a place and bring someone or something away from it

recoger
She collects Anna from school at 3.30.
adjective, adverb uk /kəˈlekt/ US

If you call collect or make a collect phone call, the person you call pays for the call.

a cobro revertido
She called her parents collect.

(Translation of “collect” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

collect

verb /kəˈlekt/

to bring or come together; to gather

reunir, recopilar
People are collecting in front of the house
I collect stamps
I’m collecting (money) for cancer research
He’s trying to collect his thoughts.

to call for and take away

recoger
She collects the children from school each day.
collected adjective

gathered together in one book etc

completo
the collected poems of Robert Burns.

composed; cool

sereno
She appeared quite calm and collected.
collection /-ʃən/ noun

(an) act of collecting

recogida
Your letter won’t get to London tomorrow – you’ve missed the last collection (= of mail from a postbox) for today.

a set of objects etc collected

colección
a stamp collection.
collective /-tiv/ adjective

of a number of people etc combined into one group

colectivo
This success was the result of a collective effort.

(linguistics) of a noun, taking a singular verb but standing for many things taken as a whole

colectivo
’Cattle’ is a collective noun.
collectively adverb

colectivamente
They were collectively responsible for the man’s death.
collector noun

a person who collects, as a job or as a hobby

coleccionista
a coin/stamp collector.

(Translation of “collect” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)