gather

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. infer, conclude; congregate, group, amass; collect, harvest, cull, pick, glean; cluster, huddle, herd; pleat; fester, suppurate. See assemblage, supposition, acquisition.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To come together]
Syn. assemble, meet, gather around, congregate, rally, crowd, throng, convene, collect, muster, unite, get together, flock together, hang around, flock in, pour in, associate, hold a reunion, reunite, forgather, resort, swarm, huddle, go into a huddle, rally around, group, converge, accumulate, cluster, concentrate, close, gang up*.
Ant. scatter*, disperse, part.
2. [To bring together]
Syn. collect, assemble, rally, accumulate, aggregate, amass, muster, marshal, mobilize, round up, draw in, pick up, rake up, fish up, swoop up, scoop up, pile up; see also accumulate 1 , assemble 2 .
3. [To conclude]
Syn. infer, deduce, find; see assume 1 .
4. [To harvest]
Syn. garner, reap, glean, take in; see harvest .
5. [To choose]
Syn. pick, cull, select; see choose 1 .
Syn.- gather is the general term for a bringing or coming together [ to gather scattered objects, people gathered at the corners ] ; collect usually implies careful choice in gathering from various sources, a bringing into an orderly arrangement, etc. [ he collects coins ] ; assemble applies especially to the gathering together of persons for some special purpose [assemble the students in the auditorium ] ; muster applies to a formal assembling, especially of troops for inspection, roll call, etc. See also Synonym Study at infer .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. mass amass, collect, accumulate, assemble, reap, harvest, muster, garner, glean, stockpile, hoard.
2. infer assume, guess, surmise, reckon, deduce, presume, conclude, judge.
ANT.: 1. disperse, scatter
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To collect (something) bit by bit: cull, extract, garner, glean, pick up. See COLLECT. 2. To bring together so as to increase in mass or number: accrue, accumulate, agglomerate, aggregate, amass, collect1, cumulate, garner, hive, pile up, roll up. See COLLECT. 3. To collect ripe crops: crop, garner, harvest, pick, reap. See COLLECT. 4. To bring together: assemble, call, cluster, collect1, congregate, convene, convoke, get together, group, muster, round up, summon. See COLLECT. 5. To come together: assemble, cluster, collect1, congregate, convene, forgather, get together, group, muster. See COLLECT. 6. To arrive at (a conclusion) from evidence or reasoning: conclude, deduce, deduct, draw, infer, judge, understand. See REASON.

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  • Gather — Gath er (g[a^][th] [ e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gathered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gathering}.] [OE. gaderen, AS. gaderian, gadrian, fr. gador, geador, together, fr. g[ae]d fellowship; akin to E. good, D. gaderen to collect, G. gatte husband, MHG. gate …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gather — [gath′ər] vt. [ME gaderen < OE gad(e)rian, akin to OFris gaduria, Du gaderen < IE base * ghedh , to unite, join > (TO)GETHER, GOOD, Ger gatte, spouse] 1. to cause to come together in one place or group 2. to get or collect gradually from …   English World dictionary

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  • gather — O.E. gadrian, gædrian unite, agree, assemble; gather, collect, store up, used of flowers, thoughts, persons; from P.Gmc. *gadurojan bring together, unite (Cf. O.E. gæd fellowship, companionship, gædeling companion; M.L.G. gadderen; O.Fris.… …   Etymology dictionary

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