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recollect

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of recollect

  1. to bring back to mind I can't recollect if I turned the stove off or not before leaving the house Synonyms of recollect flash back (to), hark back (to), harken back (to), hearken back (to), mind [chiefly dialect], recall, remember, reminisce (about), reproduce, think (of)Words Related to recollect recapture, recur; educe, elicit, evoke, extract, raise, remind; relive; representNear Antonyms of recollect misremember; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook; lose, miss; blank (out)Antonyms of recollect disremember, forget, unlearn

Synonym Discussion of recollect

remember, recollect, recall, remind, reminisce mean to bring an image or idea from the past into the mind. remember implies a keeping in memory that may be effortless or unwilled.
    • remembers that day as though it were yesterday
recollect implies a bringing back to mind what is lost or scattered.
    • as near as I can recollect
recall suggests an effort to bring back to mind and often to re-create in speech.
    • can't recall the words of the song
remind suggests a jogging of one's memory by an association or similarity.
    • that reminds me of a story
reminisce implies a casual often nostalgic recalling of experiences long past and gone.
    • old college friends like to reminisce


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