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recollect

[ rek-uh-lekt ]
/ ˌrɛk əˈlɛkt /
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verb (used with object)
to recall to mind; recover knowledge of by memory; remember.
to absorb (oneself) in spiritual meditation, especially during prayer.
verb (used without object)
to have a recollection; remember.
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Origin of recollect

First recorded in 1550–60; from Medieval Latin recollēctus, past participle of recolligere “to remember, recollect” (Latin: “to gather up again”); see re-, collect1

synonym study for recollect

1. See remember.

OTHER WORDS FROM recollect

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH recollect

re-collect, recollect

Other definitions for recollect (2 of 2)

re-collect
[ ree-kuh-lekt ]
/ ˌri kəˈlɛkt /

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

Origin of re-collect

First recorded in 1605–15

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-collect

re-collect , recollect
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British Dictionary definitions for recollect

recollect
/ (ˌrɛkəˈlɛkt) /

verb
(when tr, often takes a clause as object) to recall from memory; remember

Derived forms of recollect

recollective, adjectiverecollectively, adverb

Word Origin for recollect

C16: from Latin recolligere to gather again, from re- + colligere to collect 1
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