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recollected

[rek-uh-lek-tid]
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adjective
  1. calm; composed.
  2. remembered; recalled.
  3. characterized by or given to contemplation.
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Origin of recollected

First recorded in 1620–30; recollect, re-collect + -ed2
Related formsrec·ol·lect·ed·ly, adverbrec·ol·lect·ed·ness, nounun·rec·ol·lect·ed, adjective

re-collect

[ree-kuh-lekt]
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).
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Origin of re-collect

First recorded in 1605–15
Can be confusedre-collect recollect

recollect

[rek-uh-lekt]
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.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to have a recollection; remember.
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Origin of recollect

1550–60; < Medieval Latin recollēctus, past participle of recolligere to remember, recollect (Latin: to gather up again); see re-, collect1
Related formsrec·ol·lec·tive, adjectiverec·ol·lec·tive·ly, adverbrec·ol·lec·tive·ness, nounmis·rec·ol·lect, verbnon·rec·ol·lec·tive, adjectiveself-rec·ol·lec·tive, adjectiveun·rec·ol·lec·tive, adjective
Can be confusedre-collect recollect

Synonyms

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1. See remember.

Antonyms

1. forget.
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Examples from the Web for recollected

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Historical Examples

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for recollected

recollect

verb
  1. (when tr, often takes a clause as object) to recall from memory; remember
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Derived Formsrecollective, adjectiverecollectively, adverb

Word Origin

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

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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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