recollect
Pronunciation
  • (British) enPR: rĕ-kə-lĕktʹ, IPA: /ɹɛkəˈlɛkt/
  • (America) enPR: rĕ-kə-lĕktʹ, IPA: /ɹɛkəˈlɛkt/
Verb

recollect (recollects, present participle recollecting; 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.
Related terms Translations Pronunciation
  • (British) enPR: rē-kə-lĕktʹ, IPA: /ɹiːkəˈlɛkt/
  • (America) enPR: rē-kə-lĕktʹ, IPA: /ɹiːkəˈlɛkt/
Verb

recollect (recollects, present participle recollecting; past and past participle recollected)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To collect (things) together again.
  2. To compose oneself.
    • 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.

Recollect
Noun

recollect (plural recollects)

  1. A member of a French reform branch of the Order of Friars Minor, commonly known as the Franciscans.
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