Recollect Rec`ol*lect" (r[e^]k`[o^]l*l[e^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recollected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Recollecting}.] [Pref. re- + collect: cf. L. recolligere, recollectum, to collect. Cf. {Recollet}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To recover or recall the knowledge of; to bring back to the mind or memory; to remember. [1913 Webster]

2. Reflexively, to compose one's self; to recover self-command; as, to recollect one's self after a burst of anger; -- sometimes, formerly, in the perfect participle. [1913 Webster]

The Tyrian queen . . . Admired his fortunes, more admired the man; Then recollected stood. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • recollect — I verb be reminded of, bring to mind, call to mind, commeminisse, conjure up, go back, know again, look back upon, place, recall, recognize, recordari, relive, remember, reminisce, reminisci, renew, retrospect, review, revive, summon up, think of …   Law dictionary

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  • Recollect — Rec ol*lect (r[e^]k [o^]l*l[e^]kt), n. [See {Recollet}.] (Eccl.) A friar of the Strict Observance, an order of Franciscans. [Written also {Recollet}.] Addis & Arnold. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recollect — 1550s, from L. recollectus, pp. of recolligere, lit. to collect again, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + colligere gather (see COLLECT (Cf. collect)). Related: Recollected; recollecting …   Etymology dictionary

  • recollect — *remember, recall, remind, reminisce, bethink, mind Analogous words: *stir, rouse, arouse, rally, waken, awaken …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • recollect — [v] remember arouse, awaken, bethink, bring to mind, call to mind, cite, come to one, flash, flash on*, look back on, mind, place, recall, recognize, remind, reminisce, retain, retrospect, revive, rouse, stir, summon, waken; concept 40 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • recollect — Recollect, [recoll]ecte. s. Le C ne se prononce point. Religieux, Religieuse d une certaine reforme de l Ordre de saint François …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • recollect — [rek΄ə lekt′] vt. [< L recollectus: see RE COLLECT] 1. to call back to mind; recall; remember, esp. with some effort 2. to recall to (oneself) something temporarily forgotten vi. to have a recollection; remember …   English World dictionary

  • recollect — v. 1) (G) she could not recollect being there 2) (K) can you recollect my calling you? 3) (L) I recollect that the weather was cold 4) (Q) can anyone recollect how the alarm is deactivated? * * * [ˌrekə lekt] (G) she could not recollect being… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • recollect — rec|ol|lect [ˌrekəˈlekt] v [T] to be able to remember something ▪ All I recollect is a grey sky. recollect that ▪ She recollected sadly that she and Ben used to laugh a lot. recollect how/when/what etc ▪ Can you recollect how your brother… …   Dictionary of contemporary English