collect


collect
I. collect col‧lect 1 [kəˈlekt] verb [transitive]
1. BANKING collect cheques to arrange for cheques to be paid:

• The district banks provide a variety of services for commercial banks, including collecting and clearing cheques.

2. COMMERCE TAX collect debts/​taxes to obtain payment of debts or taxes:

• The company wasn't aggressive about collecting debts.

• Russia's public finances must be brought into order by collecting more taxes and cutting spending.

  [m0] II. collect collect 2 adverb
call/​phone somebody collect when you telephone someone collect, the person receiving the call pays for it:

• Calling the US is very expensive from here - better to call collect.

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collect UK US /kəˈlekt/ verb
[T] to buy and keep a particular type of thing as a hobby or an investment: »

She mostly collects American art.

[T] to bring information together from different places: collect information/data/evidence »

Market research companies collect data on consumers' preferences.

[T] FINANCE to ask for and get money that is owed: collect debts/fees/payments/taxes »

Collecting taxes on services is tricky, and e-commerce can only make it harder.

collect revenue/rent »

Why not buy a property and collect the rent yourself?

[I or T] FINANCE to receive a payment that you have a right to have: collect insurance/a pension/social security »

Employees with more than 20 years service can collect a full pension.

collect on insurance/an investment »

When he died, she collected on his life insurance.

[T] BANKING to arrange for the amount written on a cheque to be paid out of a bank account: »

When a bank clerk indorses a check, the bank collecting the check guarantees that the indorsement is genuine.

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collect UK US /kəˈlekt/ adjective, adverb US
COMMUNICATIONS if someone phones collect or makes a collect phone call, the person they phone pays for the call: »

Computer-based phone dialing equipment makes it possible to place a collect call without using an operator.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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