misrecollect

verb

mis·​rec·​ol·​lect ˌmis-ˌre-kə-ˈlekt How to pronounce misrecollect (audio)
misrecollected; misrecollecting

transitive + intransitive

: to recollect wrongly
misrecollect a name
: to have a wrong or inaccurate recollection
Dixon too in his elaborate researches into ancient husbandry, if I do not misrecollect, starts no doubt on the subject.James Madison
misrecollection noun
plural misrecollections
a confused misrecollection of a past time
I had one misrecollection in the article I wrote about Gilbert's political career on the day after his passing. He and Dave Dorsett only faced off in one aldermanic race, not two … Patrick Stout
Innocent misrecollection, like failure of recollection, is not an uncommon human experience. Michael N. Levy

Word History

First Known Use

1787, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misrecollect was in 1787

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Cite this Entry

“Misrecollect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misrecollect. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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