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gather
British English: /ˈɡaðə/
American English: /ˈɡæðər/

Translation of gather in French:

noun

transitive verb

  • 1 (collect)
    cueillir (fruit, nuts, mushrooms, flowers)
    ramasser (wood, fallen fruit)
    recueillir (data, information, evidence)
    percevoir (taxes)
    rassembler (followers, strength, courage)
    to gather one's strength
    rassembler ses forces
    the movement is gathering strength
    le mouvement devient plus puissant
    to gather dust
    [literal]
    prendre la poussière
    [figurative]
    tomber dans l'oubli
    to gather momentum
    [literal]
    prendre de la vitesse
    [figurative]
    gagner du terrain
    to gather speed
    prendre de la vitesse
    to gather way (Nautical)
    prendre de la vitesse
    we are gathered here today to do
    nous sommes réunis aujourd'hui pour faire
  • 2 (embrace) to gather somebody to
    serrer quelqu'un contre (oneself, one's bosom)
  • 3 (deduce, conclude) to gather that …
    déduire que …
    I gather (that) he was there
    d'après ce que j'ai compris il était là
    I gather from her (that) he was there
    d'après ce qu'elle m'a dit il était là
    I gathered from this (that) he was angry
    j'en ai déduit qu'il était en colère
    as you will have gathered
    comme vous avez pu le constater
    as far as I can gather
  • 4 (in sewing)
    faire des fronces à
    gathered at the waist
    froncé à la taille

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (people, crowd)
    se rassembler
    (family)
    se réunir
    (clouds)
    s'amonceler
    (darkness)
    s'épaissir
    the clouds were gathering all over Europe [figurative]
    une ombre menaçante recouvrait l'Europe
  • 2 (Medicine)
    (boil, abscess)
    mûrir

also: gather oneself reflexive verb

  • (after shock, illness)
    s'en remettre
    (in preparation) rassembler toute son énergie

Phrasal verbs

gather around

= → gather round

gather in

gather [something] in, gather in [something]
ramasser (essays, papers, harvest, crop)
recueillir (money, contributions)

gather round

gather round 1
se regrouper
gather round!
approchez-vous!
2 gather round [something/somebody]
se rassembler autour de (teacher, object)
3 gather [something] round oneself
s'envelopper dans (shawl)

gather together

gather together 1
(family, people)
se réunir
2 gather [something] together, gather together [something]
rassembler (belongings, notes, followers)
recueillir (data, facts, information, evidence)

gather up

gather [something] up, gather up [something]
ramasser (objects, belongings, skirts)
rassembler (strength, energy)
to gather one's hair up into a bun
rassembler or ramasser ses cheveux en un chignon

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