from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To recall to mind. See Synonyms at remember.
- intransitive v. To remember something; have a recollection.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To recall; to collect one's thoughts again, especially about past events.
- v. To collect (things) together again.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To recover or recall the knowledge of; to bring back to the mind or memory; to remember.
- transitive v. Reflexively, to compose one's self; to recover self-command; ; -- sometimes, formerly, in the perfect participle.
- n. A friar of the Strict Observance, -- an order of Franciscans.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To collect or gather again; collect what has been scattered: often written distinctively re-collect: as, to re-collect routed troops.
- To summon back, as scattered ideas; reduce to order; gather together.
- To recover (one's self); collect (one's self): used reflexively in the past participle.
- To gather; collect.
- To come together again; reunite.
- To recover or recall knowledge of; bring back to the mind or memory; remember.
- Synonyms To call up, call to mind. See remember and memory.
- n. Same as Recollet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
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.
And throughout the book, what Christopher does and does not recollect, is of great concern for him.
The shape of it, as you will recollect, is that of an irregular parallelogram, with a long projection running, out from the north-east corner.
The first I recollect is that one spoken to Abraham, 'Fear not – I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.'
It was not a case of recollecting; for we recollect, that is, recover to memory, what is not in our mind. '
"And I am morally certain I sha'n't recollect a word of it if I don't carry away some specimens to refresh my memory, and in that case he would never give me another."
We no sooner kneel than we "recollect" something that should have been done, or something which had better be seen to at once.
"Doubtless, your excellency will pardon a young man for speaking with diffidence on a subject, to recollect which is to cause pain."