misrecollect

verb mis·rec·ol·lect \ ˌmis-ˌre-kə-ˈlekt \

Definition of misrecollect

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

play \ˌmis-ˌre-kə-ˈlek-shən\ 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

First Known Use of misrecollect

1787

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