There are 2 definitions of recollect in English:

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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There are 2 definitions of recollect in English:

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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