Definition of recollect
- trying to recollect the name
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.
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: to remember (something)
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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