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recollected

[rek-uh-lek-tid] /ˌrɛk əˈlɛk tɪd/
adjective
1.
calm; composed.
2.
remembered; recalled.
3.
characterized by or given to contemplation.
Origin of recollected
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30; recollect, re-collect + -ed2
Related forms
recollectedly, adverb
recollectedness, noun
unrecollected, adjective

re-collect

[ree-kuh-lekt] /ˌri kəˈlɛkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to collect, gather, or assemble again (something scattered).
2.
to rally (one's faculties, powers, spirits, etc.); recover or compose (oneself).
Origin
First recorded in 1605-15
Can be confused
re-collect, recollect.

recollect

[rek-uh-lekt] /ˌrɛk əˈlɛkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to recall to mind; recover knowledge of by memory; remember.
2.
to absorb (oneself) in spiritual meditation, especially during prayer.
verb (used without object)
3.
to have a recollection; remember.
Origin
1550-60; < Medieval Latin recollēctus, past participle of recolligere to remember, recollect (Latin: to gather up again); see re-, collect1
Related forms
recollective, adjective
recollectively, adverb
recollectiveness, noun
misrecollect, verb
nonrecollective, adjective
self-recollective, adjective
unrecollective, adjective
Can be confused
re-collect, recollect.
Antonyms
1. forget.
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  • He recalled his condescending tone to her, and recollected his anxiety about the jar.

  • Angelique recollected the night she had passed there under the protection of these saints.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • I belonged to this boat, and I now recollected that she had been towing astern.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • I have since recollected, that I must have looked very saucily.

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • Lumley recollected that such had been the real name of Mrs. Cameron.

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Christian had been a shy and commonplace-enough boy as she recollected him.

    The Slave Of The Lamp Henry Seton Merriman
  • In fact, I recollected too well to be able to pay the expected compliment.

  • At his voice, and the kindness of his tone, Ormond recollected himself.

  • Dorothy recollected that Mrs. Vansittart had said something like this about Tony Cornish.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
British Dictionary definitions for recollected

recollect

/ˌrɛkəˈlɛkt/
verb
1.
(when transitive, often takes a clause as object) to recall from memory; remember
Derived Forms
recollective, adjective
recollectively, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin recolligere to gather again, from re- + colligere to collect1
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Word Origin and History for recollected

re-collect

v.

"to collect or gather again," c.1600, from re- + collect (v.). Earlier simply "to collect" (1510s). Related: Re-collected; re-collecting.

recollect

v.

"remember, recover knowledge of," 1550s, from Latin recollectus, past participle of recolligere, literally "to collect again," from re- "again" (see re-) + colligere "gather" (see collect). Related: Recollected; recollecting. The pronunciation is based on recollection.

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