Recollect meaning

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Recollect is defined as to remember or think of something forgotten.

An example of recollect is thinking about childhood memories.

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To have a recollection; remember.
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To recall; to collect one's thoughts again, especially about past events.

I remember the concert clearly, but I can't recollect why I was there.

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To compose oneself.
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To use one's memory to become aware of (something); recall to mind.
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To remember something; have a recollection.
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To call back to mind; recall; remember, esp. with some effort.
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To recall to (oneself) something temporarily forgotten.
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A member of a French reform branch of the Order of Friars Minor, commonly known as the Franciscans.
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recollect (oneself)
  • To become aware of one's immediate situation or purpose after a distraction:
    Recollected myself after the interruption.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

recollect (oneself)

Origin of recollect

  • Medieval Latin recolligere recollēct- from Latin to gather up re- re- colligere to collect collect1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin recollectus (“remembered, composed"), from Latin recolligo (“gather again, recover")

    From Wiktionary

  • re- +"Ž collect

    From Wiktionary