re-collect

[ree-kuh-lekt]

Origin:
1605–15

re-collect, recollect.
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recollect

[rek-uh-lekt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to recall to mind; recover knowledge of by memory; remember.
2.
to absorb (oneself) in spiritual meditation, especially during prayer.
verb (used without object)
3.
to have a recollection; remember.

Origin:
1550–60; < Medieval Latin recollēctus, past participle of recolligere to remember, recollect (Latin: to gather up again); see re-, collect1

recollective, adjective
recollectively, adverb
recollectiveness, noun
misrecollect, verb
nonrecollective, adjective
self-recollective, adjective
unrecollective, adjective

re-collect, recollect.


1. See remember.


1. forget.
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recollect (ˌrɛkəˈlɛkt)
 
vb
(when tr, often takes a clause as object) to recall from memory; remember
 
[C16: from Latin recolligere to gather again, from re- + colligere to collect1]
 
recol'lective
 
adj
 
recol'lectively
 
adv

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recollect
1559, from L. recollectus, pp. of recolligere, lit. "to collect again," from re- "again" + colligere "gather" (see collect).
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Example sentences
To recollect those and other images is to remember the strange courage of her vision.
They can infer that they have been doing something, been somewhere, even though they cannot recollect what or where.
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