Definition of re-collect in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌrēkəˈlekt/

Entry from US English dictionary


[with object]
Collect or gather again: after re-collecting our apples for the second time, Bruno brought us a couple of nice sturdy sacks
More example sentences
  • But he has focused on his Vietnam years almost exclusively, and waved his thrown and apparently re-collected medals around like a magic talisman to ward off all criticisms.
  • Much of this material could never be re-collected because it has come from members of seed-collection organizations who have since passed away and from areas in countries that are now involved in civil strife.
  • Forty-five species represented by herbarium specimens or reported in the literature as occurring in Pike County were not re-collected during this study.


Early 17th century: later form of recollect1, from re- 'once more' + the verb collect1.

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Syllabification: re-col·lect

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