Synonyms of 'gather'
to come or bring togetherIn the evenings, we gathered round the fire and talked.
People were already beginning to congregate outside the cinema.
There was nowhere for students to assemble before classes.
This is the only forum where East and West can get together.
A crowd collected outside.
We want to encourage them to group together as one big purchaser.
The commission met four times between 1988 and 1991.
He rallied his own supporters for a fight.
The crowds flocked around her.
They mustered in the open, well wrapped and saying little.
Senior officials convened in Dakar for an emergency meeting.
As they flow south, the five rivers converge.
The plan was to rendezvous on Sunday afternoon.
to come or bring togetherHe called to her to gather the children together.
group, , , , , ,
The fact sheets are grouped into seven sections.
He convened a meeting of all the managers.
She started gathering up her things.
Two young girls were collecting firewood.
Lead can accumulate in the body until toxic levels are reached.
Shortly after the announcement, police began to mass at the shipyard.
heap, , , ,
They were heaping up wood for a bonfire.
Her mail had piled up inside the front door.
His priceless collection of Chinese art was garnered over three decades.
We didn't enquire as to how she had amassed her fortune.
People are stockpiling food for the coming winter.
They've begun to hoard food and gasoline.
to pick or harvest (crops)The people lived by fishing, gathering nuts and fruits, and hunting.
to increase gradually in (pace, speed, or momentum)Storm clouds were gathering in the distance.
I covered the dough to let it rise.
The population continues to increase.
An inoperable tumour was growing in his brain.
They allowed me to develop their original idea.
Water expands as it freezes.
The limbs swell to an enormous size.
The conflict is almost bound to intensify.
Portugal and Spain had vast empires which waxed and waned.
The move has heightened tension in the state.
Sloane's uneasiness deepened.
Further job losses deepened the gloom.
plans to enlarge the park into a 30,000 all-seater stadium
to prepare oneself for a task or challenge by collecting one's thoughts, strength, or courageYou must gather your strength for the journey.
The general had mustered his troops north of the border.
They collected donations for a fund to help the earthquake victims.
The assembled multitude cheered as the leaders arrived.
We couldn't even summon up the energy to open the envelope.
The government marshalled its economic resources.
to learn from information givenI gather his report is highly critical of the project.
I understand you've heard about David.
I believe you have something of mine.
He had heard that the trophy had been sold.
They learned of his military service from archive records.
It is a mistake to assume that the two are similar.
I take it you're a friend of theirs.
We concluded that he was telling the truth.
I presume you're here on business.
I inferred from what she said that you have not been well.
She hoped he hadn't deduced the reason for her visit.
She surmised that they had discovered one of the illegal streets.
be led to believe
to draw (fabric) into small folds or tucksGather the skirt at the waist.
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in the sense of accumulate
to gather together in an increasing quantityLead can accumulate in the body until toxic levels are reached.
in the sense of amass
to accumulate or collectWe didn't enquire as to how she had amassed her fortune.
in the sense of assume
to take to be true without proofIt is a mistake to assume that the two are similar.
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