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recollect

[rek-uh-lekt] /ˌrɛk əˈlɛkt/
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
1550-1560
1550-60; < Medieval Latin recollēctus, past participle of recolligere to remember, recollect (Latin: to gather up again); see re-, collect1
Related forms
recollective, adjective
recollectively, adverb
recollectiveness, noun
misrecollect, verb
nonrecollective, adjective
self-recollective, adjective
unrecollective, adjective
Can be confused
re-collect, recollect.
Synonyms
1. See remember.
Antonyms
1. forget.
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British Dictionary definitions for un recollective

recollect

/ˌrɛkəˈlɛkt/
verb
1.
(when transitive, often takes a clause as object) to recall from memory; remember
Derived Forms
recollective, adjective
recollectively, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin recolligere to gather again, from re- + colligere to collect1
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Word Origin and History for un recollective

recollect

v.

"remember, recover knowledge of," 1550s, from Latin recollectus, past participle of recolligere, literally "to collect again," from re- "again" (see re-) + colligere "gather" (see collect). Related: Recollected; recollecting. The pronunciation is based on recollection.

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