Collect vs Populate - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between collect and populate

is that collect is to infer; to conclude while populate is to live in; to inhabit.

As verbs the difference between collect and populate

is that collect is to gather together; amass while populate is to supply with inhabitants; to people.

As adjectives the difference between collect and populate

is that collect is to be paid for by the recipient, as a telephone call or a shipment while populate is (obsolete) populous.

As an adverb collect

is with payment due from the recipient.

As a noun collect

is (christianity) the prayer said before the reading of the epistle lesson, especially one found in a prayerbook, as with the book of common prayer.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

collect

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) collecten, from (etyl) .

Verb

(en verb)
  • To gather together; amass.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , title= Geothermal Energy , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Energy has seldom been found where we need it when we want it. Ancient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame.}}
  • To get; particularly, get from someone.
  • To accumulate a number of similar or related (objects), particularly for a hobby or recreation.
  • To form a conclusion; to deduce, infer. (Compare (gather), (get).)
  • * 1992 , (Hilary Mantel), A Place of Greater Safety , Harper Perennial 2007, p. 292-3:
  • the riot is so great that it is very difficult to collect what is being said.
  • * John Locke
  • which sequence, I conceive, is very ill collected .
  • To collect payments.
  • To come together in a group or mass.
  • To collect objects as a hobby.
  • To infer; to conclude.
  • * South
  • Whence some collect that the former word imports a plurality of persons.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • To be paid for by the recipient, as a telephone call or a shipment.
  • It was to be a collect delivery, but no-one was available to pay.

    Adverb

    (-)
  • With payment due from the recipient.
  • I had to call collect .

    Derived terms

    * call collect * collect one's thoughts * collect one's wits * collect up * collectible * collection * collector * recollect, recollection

    Etymology 2

    (Wikipedia) From (etyl) .

    Noun

  • (en noun) (sometimes capitalized)
  • (Christianity) The prayer said before the reading of the epistle lesson, especially one found in a prayerbook, as with the Book of Common Prayer.
  • He used the day's collect as the basis of his sermon.

    populate

    English

    Verb

  • To supply with inhabitants; to people.
  • To live in; to inhabit.
  • To fill initially empty items in a collection.
  • John clicked the Search button and waited for the list to populate .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) populous
  • (Francis Bacon)
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