recollect

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Medieval Latin recollectus (remembered, composed), from Latin recolligo (gather again, recover)

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recollect (third-person singular simple present recollects, present participle recollecting, simple past and past participle recollected)

  1. 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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Etymology 2[edit]

re- +‎ collect

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recollect (third-person singular simple present recollects, present participle recollecting, simple past and past participle recollected)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To collect (things) together again.
  2. To compose oneself.
    • Dryden
      The Tyrian queen [] Admired his fortunes, more admired the man; then recollected stood.
    • 1847, Newton Mallory Curtis, The Patrol of the Mountain (page 52)
      The Major suddenly recollected himself, and withdrew his hand, and at the same time, threw himself into a chair.