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Definition of "recollect" []

  • To recall to mind. See Synonyms at remember. (verb-transitive)
  • To remember something; have a recollection. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "recollect" in a sentence
  • "She return'd on the 24th, the next day you may recollect is sacred to our Leather Saint, and is besides her birthday."
  • "Carruthers observes: The ability to recollect is natural to everyone, but the procedure itself is formed by habitus, training and practice ...."
  • "What the novel offers is an opportunity to "remember," to recollect from a perspective of relative safety a "moment in time," even if the memories are full of doom and foreboding."