recollect

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

rec·ol·lect

verb \ˌre-kə-ˈlekt\

: to remember (something)

Full Definition of RECOLLECT

transitive verb
1
:  to bring back to the level of conscious awareness :  remember <trying to recollect the name>
2
:  to remind (oneself) of something temporarily forgotten
intransitive verb
:  to call something to mind

Examples of RECOLLECT

  1. I've been trying to recollect what happened.
  2. I don't recollect telling him anything, but maybe I did.
  3. She couldn't recollect who had mentioned his name in the first place.
  4. From what I recollect, they said four of them were coming.

Origin of RECOLLECT

Medieval Latin recollectus, past participle of recolligere, from Latin, to gather again
First Known Use: 1559

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