There are 2 main translations of collect in Spanish

: collect1collect2

collect1

reunir, v.

Pronunciation /kəˈlɛkt//kəˈlɛkt/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(gather together)

      (evidence/information/data) reunir
      (data/information/evidence) recopilar
      (data/information/evidence) recabar formal
      he collected some shells on his walk durante el paseo recogió algunas conchas
      • we're collecting old clothes for charity estamos juntando ropa usada para una obra benéfica
      • we collected (up) our belongings recogimos nuestras cosas
      • could you collect (up) the glasses? ¿podrías recoger los vasos?
      • An undisclosed number were collected mainly from adults but also children until 1986.
      • We're collecting emergency numbers from the workers today.
      • I collected a good number of samples this morning and am about to start the task of analyzing them on the WP4.
      • This applied until the Commerce Commission said that these are numbers collected by the tax payer, so they should be free to the tax payer.
      • Shait's team collected the phone numbers of nearly 2,000 shoppers.
      • He collected a large number of cheques from other workers which had been returned by both Allied Irish Bank and Ulster Bank.
      • All responses were treated with confidentiality and no identifying details such as name, specific age, or university identification number were collected.
      • The Age have collected a number of interesting articles on the saga and made them available online here, but I think you might need to register to view them.
      • So we're going to go to Freshers' fairs to collect mobile numbers and sign students up with a form which will give us permission to contact them by mobile phone.
      • Now Blocher's party has collected the necessary number of signatures under Swiss direct democracy to challenge the law.
      • So I've collected a number of stories from various sources that illustrate what I feel are both sides of the picture.
      • There is often a prize for the child that collects the maximum number of eggs.
      • They shot at anything and everything, except the clays, which were often collected up unscathed and reused.
      • For every sequence to be integrated, we collected a number of homologous sequences that were sufficiently similar to enable a reliable alignment.
      • Determine percent of plants being damaged and collect a number of cutworm larvae to determine the predominant stage of larval development.
      • The second part of the book collects a number of documents that serve to support Hockney's points.
      • Murie found this an ideal spot for collecting large numbers of specimens.
      • Having collected a large number of examples, we will need to create a typology of genres on the Web using facet analysis.
      • For example, EMS centres have to collect a minimum number of packages before starting delivery because of the high operating costs.
      • This post collects a number of these political discussions.

    • 1.2(attract, accumulate)

      acumular
      juntar
      my books are collecting dust mis libros están acumulando / juntando polvo
      • Some collect and store this moisture in their trunks.
      • I wandered around a bit and ended up by the two big tanks that collect rainwater from our roof.
      • No two ways about it, the place was thick with dirt and clumps of dust that had collected over the years it'd been neglected.
      • The dust worn from the mousing surface collects on the feet of the MS Optical mouse.
      • At present rain water is being collected in large storage dams and reticulated to the end consumer via a network of pipes, pumps and treatment plant to ensure drinking water quality.
      • The chemical information gleaned by the VN system is more specialized than that which is collected by the olfactory system.
      • I didn't mean to imply that money deposited in a bank was simply collecting lint in the pockets of bankers.
      • And one of the results may be that fluid collects in the middle ear and stays there for a long period of time.
      • They point the telescope at one small region of the sky and just let it sit there, gradually collecting the tiny number of photons that are coming to us from these galaxies in the early universe.
      • Rainwater can be collected in plenty during rainy seasons, but we waste it by allowing it to flow into the sea.
      • To counter the drain on scarce water supplies, rainwater will be collected in underground tanks and a new breed of wildlife-rich village pond.
      • The only maintenance required is a monthly hose down of the knurled surface to remove the dirt which collects there.
      • Together with the dust that collects in the fan the worn out bearing suddenly stops the rotation of the fan.
      • The leaves and rubbish that collect around the base harbour insects for geckos to feast on, while providing cover from predators.
      • At home, anywhere water collects is an ideal breeding ground.
      • We know the organism likes to collect in air-conditioning systems and we know it can be controlled.
      • So the bile, or gall, drains from the liver through bile ducts, collects in your gall bladder, and the gall bladder squirts it out on request.
      • A trickle of subterranean water, which fell on the plateau weeks before, collects in a culvert for the villagers.
      • Like most writers, I collected an unbelievable number of rejections for things I'd written in the past.
      • Iodine collects in the thyroid, so this little capsule, tipped into my hand out of a canister so no-one else would have to touch it, targets that gland and destroys it.

    • 1.3informal (earn)

      sacar(se) informal
      ganarse
      I collected around $5,000 this month este mes (me) saqué como 5.000 dólares
      • he collected a heavy fine se ganó una buena multa
      • Rennies Travel's Mercia Schultz said yesterday that the tax would have to be collected manually by consultants as the system had not yet been programmed electronically.
      • The 500-square-meter block is owned by a businessman known to the residents as Junaidi, who comes and collects the rent every month.
      • She's moved a few miles away from my patch and asked if I would still collect her payments, because she was used to me calling.
      • With improved productivity, the nobility could now collect higher rents and obtain greater profits from the sale of surplus agricultural goods.
      • If you have less than £1, 000 of extra tax to pay this can be collected via the PAYE system by an alteration of your tax code.
      • Fakhruz Zaman approached Shemon Miah when he called at the Saffron Spice restaurant in Peatmoor on behalf of his father to collect a bill payment from the owner, Swindon Crown Court was told.
      • All the money collected in fixed penalty fines went to the authority administering the scheme, making it self-funding.
      • Debt collectors are not bailiffs and cannot attempt to collect payment by taking direct action, such as seizing goods.
      • Inability to collect payment inhibited electrification, especially in informal settlements where few households had registered addresses.
      • Secondly, there was in fact no agreed modification of the licence agreements during the relevant period post termination, while the fees were being collected by SCL.
      • The charges will be collected on a monthly basis with a credit period of 30 days.
      • The rents that are collected are presently insufficient to cover these costs as well as other overheads.
      • Should I call at the house and collect the rent each month or set up a standing order?
      • He refused to comply with Henry's demand to accept a delay in payment and set about collecting his due by main force.
      • McNamara said that one way of gauging whether the tenants are looking after a property correctly is by collecting the rent yourself once a month from the house.
      • When a fine is imposed it should be collected as quickly and efficiently as possible.
      • A few days later he delivers them and collects the payment.
      • The night before his murder he had been round the estate collecting payment from his customers.
      • This payment will be collected by Friday of next week, or we will send representatives to personally collect the fine.

  • 2

    (as hobby)
    (stamps/butterflies/antiques) coleccionar
    (stamps/antiques/butterflies) hacer colección de
    (butterflies/antiques/stamps) juntar Latin America
    he collects the work of young unknowns colecciona obras de artistas jóvenes desconocidos
    • Some people collect china animals, cuddly toys, or stamps; my mother collects Cilit Bang, Cif and Mr Sheen, all jammed into a cupboard like an alcoholic's hoard.
    • They tend to be accumulators, and they collect the strangest things, and once they are collected, they cannot be gotten rid of.
    • I think most people buying Gundam and Metal Gear Solid toys are older people who collect action figures rather than play with them.
    • Some background information: I collect Samsonite Suitcases, of a specific time period.
    • Tony Drake, 37, who owns Metier Hair Design, Main Street, Fulford, has collected a number of signed celebrity items which he will sell to the highest bidder.
    • Apart from collecting himself he has had notes and coins sent to him by people who know of his interest.
    • Jimmy said his urge to start collecting began with radios, and then expanded to other items and trinkets.
    • Like millions of others, I collected stamps as a boy and still do on a small scale.
    • The trouble with that sort of business is that, if you collect yourself, you take the best stock home and the shop gets a bit deprived.
    • These days, the anorak is more likely to come from Asda than the Esso gift catalogue, but in all other respects the male obsession with collecting the serial numbers of rolling stock continues unabated.
    • The spotters were accused of endangering national security by collecting the serial numbers of planes with two reports by the Greek security services agreeing that the information was classified.
    • One of a few philatelists who founded Steveston Stamp Auctions Ltd. 12 years ago, Worley began collecting stamps when he was 10.
    • As an extension to the hobby of collecting autographed photographs, over the years Willie has also collected First Day covers of postage stamps.
    • He doesn't have any hobbies - doesn't collect anything or travel anywhere; doesn't read or listen to music.
    • Mr. G. Sethuraman, an active philatelist who has been collecting stamps since 1974, says this hobby has a high knowledge-gaining potential.
    • Those who have already spent time and money collecting themselves a full set of miniature fighting monsters may balk at the prospect of starting the lengthy process all over again.
    • The pieces, which span the Edo to Meiji periods, were collected by two Swiss sisters who devoted their lives to travelling the world in search of Japanese art and design.
    • I want to know what drives the urge to, say, collect Roman coins, or trace the family history back to Charlemagne, or tie flies for hours on end in some dank basement workshop.
    • Her newest hobby is collecting each of the new Euro coins from each country.
    • This interest has led to him collecting a large number of classical records and CD's from Mozart to the Beatles.
  • 3

    (fetch, pick up)
    recoger
    I collected my suit from the cleaner's recogí el traje de la tintorería
    • they collect the garbage every Monday todos los lunes pasan a recoger la basura
    • she collects her from school every day la recoge del colegio / la va a buscar al colegio todos los días
    • I'm collecting Jean on the way de camino voy a pasar a recoger / a buscar a Jean
    • Instead of payments being collected over the counter they will all be made directly into people's bank accounts.
    • You may collect the payment on Thursday 12 th October to cover you until Monday 16th October which will be the last payment.
    • Used stamps will also be collected and taken to Tipperary for use by the Missions.
    • Swinford players will be collected up at the Gateway Hotel, Swinford at 8.15 am.
    • Anyone registering this week should arrive 45 minutes before the start time to collect numbers and kit.
    • I was looking forward to being collected by Jack as much as anything.
    • The respondent regularly telephoned his wife for her to arrange a taxi to collect him.
    • The horse was later collected by the rescue society.
    • Matt dressed quickly and went to collect Danielle and Kati from swim practice.
    • His arms filled up again, Ben made his way back towards the livery stable to collect his horse.
    • Cotswold District Council is distributing wheelie bins so that garden waste can be collected and turned into compost.
    • Meet your coach, collect the right number of departing guests from their hotels and get them to the airport - then do the same in reverse for the arrivals.
    • The hotel can arrange to collect you at the airport if you don't want to rent a car.
    • She said they had sent notification to customers over the weekend to tell them arrangements had been made for them to collect State payments from a nearby premises.
    • This passport photograph must be signed on the back and left in the Pharmacy where they will all be collected together.
    • How is a 14-year-old girl allowed to go to a party without provision being made for her to be collected or other arrangements made for her to get home?
    • Household waste is also collected and sorted.
    • If you want to be one of the DJ's, you need to arrive at the venue at 7: 00 pm to collect your number (more details to follow).
    • Of course, everyone knows what happened next, he won and I collected my £2.50.
    • In the morning we'd drive the trailer and go barn to barn collecting all the clinic horses.
  • 4

    (obtain payment)
    (subscription/fine/rent/dues) cobrar
    (taxes) recaudar
  • 5

    (put in order)
    give me some time to collect my thoughts déjame pensar un momento
    • to collect oneself recobrar la calma

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(gather, assemble)

      (people) reunirse
      (people) congregarse
      • These minute organisms are discharged from all over a reef: How come they collect together in these long lines of froth?
      • Many of these bodies collected together to form the cores of the gas giants.
      • A large crowd had collected at the Badshah Chowk in Srinagar determined to push across towards the Assembly hall.
      • A small crowd started to collect around the scene.
      • Dense crowds collected before the Palace gates, processions of cheering, beflagged civilians and fighting men marched down the Mall.
      • Bellow worries somewhere in that book that the Jews may have done their enemies the favor of collecting themselves in one place so that they might be more easily destroyed; it's a worry that has remained planted in my head ever since.
      • The only unfortunate thing was that word leaked out and quite a crowd collected outside the main entrance, so we had to find an alternate exit for them.
      • It defines the word assembly as a company of persons collected together in one place usually for a common purpose.
      • A mass of people has collected on the terrace of the press center and set up a kind of protest show with flags: a black one for grief, a red one for martyrdom, a green flag for Islam, and the Iraqi flag.
      • When the morning came people began to talk about it and a crowd collected.
      • On the morning of the ‘big day’, all the students collect together to decide how to achieve their one express goal - wasting as much time as possible.
      • As soon as they forced an entrance, they reclosed the door, to keep out the crowd, which collected very fast, notwithstanding the lateness of the hour.
      • Since the particles start with zero energy, this means that by the time they have collected together to form a star or a planet they have negative energy.
      • She ran towards where the crowd had collected and squeezed through it to see what had happened.
      • The potential blog entries of the last week or so have now collected themselves into 5 or 6 rather unorganised text files, awaiting anxiously for their author to unleash them on the outside world.
      • Hollin has collected together a range of individuals and collaborators to provide a concise but comprehensive overview of the principles and premises inherent in this area.
      • They are eating lunch and drinking in a café as the crowds collect in the town.
      • As we collected ourselves and what was left of our gear, I glanced at my watch: It was 7: 45 a.m.
      • En route to Union Station, he passed the Berghoff where the early theater crowd collected.
      • Scott was now in the midst of the very large crowd that had collected.

    • 1.2(accumulate)

      (dust/water) acumularse
      (dust/water) juntarse

  • 2

    (solicit contributions)
    recaudar dinero
    hacer una colecta
    • At a recent function in the village's memorial hall, the residents presented her with a bouquet of flowers and £910 that had been collected in the community.
    • Along with other donations, a total of £1, 200 was collected for Cancer Research.
    • The Ministry of Education has ordered all schools under its jurisdiction to stop collecting charitable donations from students.
    • One day as he leisurely strolls through London, he bumps into Pamela, a beautiful woman who is collecting donations for some charity.
    • His medical bill was paid by the ‘Friends of Hadassah’ a Jewish charity group which collects donations from Jews all over the world.
    • A further £300 was collected for her in lieu of flowers at the funeral of former Steeton pub landlord Sid Dearden, who died in March just months after moving to Lanzarote.
    • The legislation also authorizes NASA to collect gifts and donations, over the next five years, for the Columbia Memorial.
    • The fund was founded as the Blackburn District Nurses Amenity Fund Charity in 1954 to collect donations from grateful patients and their relatives.
    • A nice website has been established in her memory and a charitable trust is collecting donations to support the kinds of causes for which she gave her life.
    • There was an excellent response at the recent Cemetery Mass in Roslea Cemetery, Easkey when a total of E807. was collected for the upkeep of the grounds.
    • The funeral took place this morning at St Peter's Church in Mill Hill where donations were collected for MacMillan Nurses.
    • The Lord Mayor's appeal team will be among the crowd collecting for this year's charities Manorlands and the Arthritis Research Campaign.
    • Local priest, Canon Joseph Cooney, said he was surprised and saddened that robbers would enter the local church and take money that had been collected for such a worthy cause.
    • Money is collected for charity when staff at Marshalls, who have a head office in Halifax and plants across Yorkshire ‘dress down’ on the last Friday of the month.
    • He said he also volunteers for a library and for a Pagan Pride Day that collects donations for charities.
    • The financing structure is not just a bunch of charitable institutions collecting donations and dispensing funds.
    • The above wish to thank all who contributed so generously to their recent collection and also all those who collected at the masses.
    • Over 7,000 was collected for this worthy cause.
    • Thankfully a large sum of money has been collected for the Irish Wheelchair Association.
    • The Silver Anniversary was always going to be special and on the day over 20,000 has been collected for the various charities.
  • 3informal

    (take money)
    cobrar

adjective

US

  • 1

    a cobro revertido
    por cobrar Mexico Chile

adverb

US

  • 1

    a cobro revertido
    por cobrar Mexico Chile

There are 2 main translations of collect in Spanish

: collect1collect2

collect2

colecta, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkɑlˌɛkt//ˈkɒlɛkt//ˈkɒlɪkt/

noun

Religion

  • 1

    colecta feminine
    • The ancient Advent collect still echoes deep within my soul.
    • However, a new type of short full anthem, often a setting of one of the seasonal collects, gained in popularity after about 1800.
    • This kind of evangelism is far more persuasive than simply publishing the world's best book of new collects, calls to worship, or Eucharistic prayers.
    • The comparison of the Te Deum and the Apostles Creed is a creative piece and the part on the final collects is fully developed and contains a wealth of information.
    • The Australian Prayer Book has a somewhat revised version of the collect found in the ASB 1980.