Simple Definition of recollect
: to remember (something)
Full Definition of recollect
1 : to bring back to the level of conscious awareness : remember <trying to recollect the name>
2 : to remind (oneself) of something temporarily forgotten
: to call something to mind
Examples of recollect in a sentence
I've been trying to recollect what happened.
I don't recollect telling him anything, but maybe I did.
She couldn't recollect who had mentioned his name in the first place.
From what I recollect, they said four of them were coming.
Origin and Etymology of recollect
Medieval Latin recollectus, past participle of recolligere, from Latin, to gather again
First Known Use: 1559
Synonym Discussion of recollect
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