transitive verb Etymology: partly from Latin recollectus, past participle of recolligere, from re- + colligere to collect; partly from re- + collect Date: 1604 to collect again; especially rally, recover

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  • Re-collect — Re col*lect (r[=e] k[o^]l*l[e^]kt ), v. t. [Pref. re + collect.] To collect again; to gather what has been scattered; as, to re collect routed troops. [1913 Webster] God will one day raise the dead, re collecting our scattered dust. Barrow. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • re-collect — [rē΄kə lekt′] vt. [orig. < L recollectus, pp. of recolligere (see RE & COLLECT1); later felt as < RE + COLLECT1] 1. to gather together again (what has been scattered) 2. to collect or rally (one s thoughts, strength, courage …   English World dictionary

  • re-collect — re col•lect [[t]ˌri kəˈlɛkt[/t]] v. t. 1) to collect, gather, or assemble again (something scattered) 2) to recover or compose (oneself) • Etymology: 1605–15 re col•lec′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • re-collect — /ri kəˈlɛkt/ (say ree kuh lekt) verb (t) 1. to collect, gather together, or assemble again (what is scattered). 2. to rally (one s faculties, powers, spirits, etc.); recover or compose (oneself). {originally from Latin recollectus, past… …   Australian English dictionary

  • re-collect — /ree keuh lekt /, v.t. 1. to collect, gather, or assemble again (something scattered). 2. to rally (one s faculties, powers, spirits, etc.); recover or compose (oneself). [1605 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • re-collect — 1 collect again. 2 (refl.) recover control of (oneself) …   Useful english dictionary

  • re- — Words formed with the prefix re are generally unhyphened (rearrange, regroup, reopen, reuse, etc.) except when the second element begins with an e (re enter, re evaluation, etc.) or when the combination needs to be distinguished from another word …   Modern English usage

  • re- — [rē, ri, rə] [< Fr or L: Fr re , ré < L re , red , back, backward] prefix 1. back, returning to a previous state [return, relapse, recall] 2. again, anew, over again [refurbish, recount, regelation]: It is used with a hyphen: 1) to… …   English World dictionary

  • re-collection — |rē+ noun Etymology: re collect + ion : the action of re collecting : a gathering together again * * * /ree keuh lek sheuhn/, n. the act of re collecting or the state of being re collected. [1590 1600; RE + COLLECTION] …   Useful english dictionary

  • re-col|lect — rec|ol|lect «REHK uh LEHKT», transitive verb. 1. to call back to mind; remember: »I know why I began the Memoir. It was an experiment to see how much I could really recollect if I once began to try (William De Morgan). SYNONYM(S): See syn. under… …   Useful english dictionary

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