Synonyms of gather
1 congregateDictionary • In the evenings, we gathered round the fire and talked.
congregate • People were already beginning to congregate outside the cinema.
assemble • There was nowhere for students to assemble before classes.
get together • This is the only forum where East and West can get together.
collect • A crowd collected outside.
group • We want to encourage them to group together as one big purchaser.
meet • The commission met four times between 1988 and 1991.
rally • He rallied his own supporters for a fight.
flock • The crowds flocked around her.
muster • They mustered in the open, well wrapped and saying little.
convene • Senior officials convened in London for an emergency meeting.
converge • As they flow south, the five rivers converge.
rendezvous • The plan was to rendezvous on Sunday afternoon.
2 assembleDictionary • He called to her to gather the children together.
group • The fact sheets are grouped into seven sections.
convene • He convened a meeting of all the managers.
3 collectDictionary • She started gathering up her things.
collect • Two young girls were collecting firewood.
accumulate • Lead can accumulate in the body until toxic levels are reached.
mass • Shortly after the announcement, police began to mass at the shipyard.
heap • They were heaping up wood for a bonfire.
pile up • Her mail had piled up inside the front door.
garner • His priceless collection of Chinese art was garnered over three decades.
amass • We didn't enquire as to how he had amassed his fortune.
stockpile • People are stockpiling food for the coming winter.
hoard • They've begun to hoard food and gasoline.
4 pickDictionary • The people lived by fishing, gathering nuts and fruits, and hunting.
pick • He helped his mother pick fruit.
harvest • Many farmers are refusing to harvest the sugar cane.
pluck • I plucked a lemon from the tree.
reap • a group of peasants reaping a harvest of fruit and vegetables
glean • At present, we're gleaning information from all sources.
5 build upDictionary • Storm clouds were gathering in the distance.
rise • I covered the dough to let it rise.
increase • The population continues to increase.
grow • An inoperable tumour was growing in his brain.
develop • They allowed me to develop their original idea.
expand • Water expands as it freezes.
swell • The limbs swell to an enormous size.
intensify • The conflict is almost bound to intensify.
wax • Portugal and Spain had vast empires which waxed and waned.
heighten • The move has heightened tension in the state.
deepen • Sloane's uneasiness deepened.
enlarge • plans to enlarge the park into a 30,000 all-seater stadium
6 musterDictionary • You must gather your strength for the journey.
muster • The general had mustered his troops north of the border.
collect • They collected donations for a fund to help the earthquake victims.
assemble • The assembled multitude cheered as the leaders arrived.
summon • We couldn't even summon up the energy to open the envelope.
marshal • The government marshalled its economic resources.
7 understandDictionary • I gather his report is highly critical of the project.
understand • I understand you've heard about David.
believe • I believe you have something of mine.
hear • He had heard that the trophy had been sold.
learn • It was only after his death that she learned of his affair.
assume • It is a mistake to assume that the two are similar.
take it • I take it you're a friend of theirs.
conclude • We concluded that he was telling the truth.
presume • I presume you're here on business.
infer • I inferred from what she said that you have not been well.
deduce • She hoped he hadn't deduced the reason for her visit.
surmise • He surmised that he had discovered one of the illegal streets.
be led to believe
8 foldDictionary • Gather the skirt at the waist.
fold • He folded the paper carefully.
tuck • Pin and tuck back pieces together with right sides facing.
pleat • large baggy trousers, pleated at the front
pucker • She puckered her lips and kissed him on the nose.
enfold • He enfolded her gently in his arms.
hold • If only he would hold her close to him.
draw • He draws two conclusions from this.
embrace • Penelope came forward and embraced her sister.
hug • They hugged each other like a couple of lost children.
clasp • Mary clasped the children to her desperately.
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accumulateWhen you accumulate things or when they accumulate, they collect or are gathered over a period of time.
• Lead can accumulate in the body until toxic levels are reached.
amassIf you amass something such as money or information, you gradually get a lot of it.
• We didn't enquire as to how he had amassed his fortune.
• There was nowhere for students to assemble before classes.
Thesaurus for gather from the Collins English Thesaurus