verb (used with object)

to collect, gather, or assemble again (something scattered).
to rally (one's faculties, powers, spirits, etc.); recover or compose (oneself).

Nearby words

  1. re-assessment,
  2. re-awaken,
  3. re-cede,
  4. re-claim,
  5. re-coil,
  6. re-collection,
  7. re-count,
  8. re-cover,
  9. re-create,
  10. re-creation

Origin of re-collect

First recorded in 1605–15

Can be confusedre-collect recollect Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for re-collect



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper