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reminisce

[rem-uh-nis] /ˌrɛm əˈnɪs/
verb (used without object), reminisced, reminiscing.
1.
to recall past experiences, events, etc.; indulge in reminiscence.
Origin of reminisce
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; back formation from reminiscence
Synonyms
remember, recollect, muse.
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  • You can reminisce about how you helped me carry wood while I recited passages of poem out of that book at you.'

    Kilo Ellis Parker Butler
  • "I recall the first man I ever killed—" Pop started to reminisce softly.

    The Night of the Long Knives Fritz Reuter Leiber
  • Deciding that Henry could reminisce just as well without a listener, Robert quietly ordered the robot to turn itself off.

    Manners of the Age Horace Brown Fyfe
British Dictionary definitions for reminisce

reminisce

/ˌrɛmɪˈnɪs/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to talk or write about old times, past experiences, etc
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Word Origin and History for reminisce
v.

1829, "to recollect," back-formation from reminiscence. Meaning "indulge in reminiscences" is from 1871. "Somewhat colloquial" [OED]. Related: Reminisced; reminiscing.

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