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recollect1

Syllabification: rec·ol·lect
Pronunciation: /ˌrekəˈlekt
 
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verb

[with object]
Remember (something); call to mind: he could not quite recollect the reason [with clause]: can you recollect how your brother reacted?
More example sentences
  • She discovered that it was possible to wake up weeping, crushed by grief even before her conscious mind could recollect the source of the pain.
  • He racked his mind to recollect the whole conversation - then he got it.
  • She has told the tribunal she recollects the meeting and recalls that most of her Cabinet colleagues were there.
Synonyms
remember, recall, call to mind, think of;
think back to, look back on, reminisce about

Origin

early 16th century (in the sense 'gather'): from Latin recollect- 'gathered back', from the verb recolligere, from re- 'back' + colligere 'collect'.

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  • collect from (Late Middle English):

    This comes from the Latin verb colligere, from col- ‘together’ and legere ‘choose or collect’. The collect meaning ‘prayer’ (Middle English) is from Latin collecta ‘a gathering together’—an obsolete use of collect was as a term for ‘a gathering’ for an act of worship. Recollect (early 16th century) is literally ‘to collect again’. Coil (early 16th century) is less obviously from the Latin. Something coiled up is gathered in a specific way.

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recollect2

Line breaks: rec|ol¦lect
Pronunciation: /ˌriːkəˈlɛkt/

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verb

[with object]
1 (recollect oneself) Bring oneself back to a state of composure: he had a look round, recollected himself, and prepared for the day
2 rare Collect or gather together again: the blood is thence recollected dorsally into further arterial vessels

Origin

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

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  • collect from (Late Middle English):

    This comes from the Latin verb colligere, from col- ‘together’ and legere ‘choose or collect’. The collect meaning ‘prayer’ (Middle English) is from Latin collecta ‘a gathering together’—an obsolete use of collect was as a term for ‘a gathering’ for an act of worship. Recollect (early 16th century) is literally ‘to collect again’. Coil (early 16th century) is less obviously from the Latin. Something coiled up is gathered in a specific way.

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