- to gather together again (what has been scattered)
- to collect or rally (one's thoughts, strength, courage, etc.)
- to recover or compose (oneself)in this sense sometimes written re·collect′
Origin of re-collectorigin, originally from Classical Latin recollectus, past participle of recolligere (see re- and collect); later felt as from re- + collect
transitive verbre-col·lect·ed, re-col·lect·ing, re-col·lects
To collect again.