hearken back

verb
variants: or harken back

Definition of hearken back

: to go back to or recall to mind (something in the past) : hark back usually used with to
  • This place caters to Americans and hearkens back to days when the town attracted famous celebrities.
  • —Barbara Zaragoza
  • Greenberg worked very closely with the laboratory which harkened back to his earliest days in the film business …
  • —Ron Magid

First Known Use of hearken back

1900

in the meaning defined above

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