recollect

  • 1Recollect — Rec ol*lect (r[e^]k [o^]l*l[e^]kt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recollected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Recollecting}.] [Pref. re + collect: cf. L. recolligere, recollectum, to collect. Cf. {Recollet}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To recover or recall the knowledge of;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2recollect — I verb be reminded of, bring to mind, call to mind, commeminisse, conjure up, go back, know again, look back upon, place, recall, recognize, recordari, relive, remember, reminisce, reminisci, renew, retrospect, review, revive, summon up, think of …

    Law dictionary

  • 3recollect — ► VERB 1) remember. 2) (recollect oneself) compose oneself …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4Recollect — Rec ol*lect (r[e^]k [o^]l*l[e^]kt), n. [See {Recollet}.] (Eccl.) A friar of the Strict Observance, an order of Franciscans. [Written also {Recollet}.] Addis & Arnold. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5recollect — 1550s, from L. recollectus, pp. of recolligere, lit. to collect again, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + colligere gather (see COLLECT (Cf. collect)). Related: Recollected; recollecting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6recollect — *remember, recall, remind, reminisce, bethink, mind Analogous words: *stir, rouse, arouse, rally, waken, awaken …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7recollect — [v] remember arouse, awaken, bethink, bring to mind, call to mind, cite, come to one, flash, flash on*, look back on, mind, place, recall, recognize, remind, reminisce, retain, retrospect, revive, rouse, stir, summon, waken; concept 40 Ant.… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8recollect — Recollect, [recoll]ecte. s. Le C ne se prononce point. Religieux, Religieuse d une certaine reforme de l Ordre de saint François …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 9recollect — [rek΄ə lekt′] vt. [< L recollectus: see RE COLLECT] 1. to call back to mind; recall; remember, esp. with some effort 2. to recall to (oneself) something temporarily forgotten vi. to have a recollection; remember …

    English World dictionary

  • 10recollect — v. 1) (G) she could not recollect being there 2) (K) can you recollect my calling you? 3) (L) I recollect that the weather was cold 4) (Q) can anyone recollect how the alarm is deactivated? * * * [ˌrekə lekt] (G) she could not recollect being… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11recollect — rec|ol|lect [ˌrekəˈlekt] v [T] to be able to remember something ▪ All I recollect is a grey sky. recollect that ▪ She recollected sadly that she and Ben used to laugh a lot. recollect how/when/what etc ▪ Can you recollect how your brother… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12recollect — verb (T) old fashioned to be able to remember something, especially by deliberately trying to remember: As far as I recollect, I have never owned a black suit. | recollect how/when/what etc: Davenport tried to recollect when he had last used his… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13recollect — UK [ˌrekəˈlekt] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms recollect : present tense I/you/we/they recollect he/she/it recollects present participle recollecting past tense recollected past participle recollected to remember something that… …

    English dictionary

  • 14recollect — [16] Recollect originated in Latin as recolligere, a compound verb formed from the prefix re ‘again’ and colligere ‘gather’ (source of English collect). At first it simply meant literally ‘gather again’, but in the post classical period it was… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 15recollect — recollect1 [ˌrɛkə lɛkt] verb remember (something). Origin C16: from L. recollect , recolligere gather back , from re back + colligere collect . recollect2 [ˌri:kə lɛkt] verb 1》 (recollect oneself) compose oneself. 2》 rare collect again …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16recollect — [16] Recollect originated in Latin as recolligere, a compound verb formed from the prefix re ‘again’ and colligere ‘gather’ (source of English collect). At first it simply meant literally ‘gather again’, but in the post classical period it was… …

    Word origins

  • 17recollect — verb Etymology: Medieval Latin recollectus, past participle of recolligere, from Latin, to gather again Date: 1559 transitive verb 1. to bring back to the level of conscious awareness ; remember < trying to recollect the name > 2. to remind&#8230; …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18recollect — recollective, adj. recollectively, adv. recollectiveness, n. /rek euh lekt /, v.t. 1. to recall to mind; recover knowledge of by memory; remember. 2. to absorb (oneself) in spiritual meditation, esp. during prayer. v.i. 3. to have a recollection; …

    Universalium

  • 19recollect — rec|ol|lect [ ,rekə lekt ] verb intransitive or transitive to remember something that has happened: I really don t recollect now what our argument was about …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20recollect — [[t]re̱kəle̱kt[/t]] recollects, recollecting, recollected VERB If you recollect something, you remember it. [V n] Ramona spoke with warmth when she recollected the doctor who used to be at the county hospital... [V that] His efforts, the Duke&#8230; …

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