1. recollect

verb. ['ˌrɛkəˈlɛkt, ˌriːkəˈlɛkt'] recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection.


  • remember
  • recall
  • know
  • recognise
  • call up
  • recognize
  • review
  • retrieve
  • refresh
  • think
  • brush up


  • give
  • dissociate
  • disinherit
  • issue


  • collect (English)
  • collecte (French)
  • re- (English)
  • recollectus (Latin)
  • recolligo (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Recollect

  • teleconnect
  • overprotect
  • interconnect
  • disrespect
  • reinspect
  • misdirect
  • disinfect
  • disconnect
  • reconnect
  • nondirect
  • interject
  • disaffect
  • suspect
  • subject
  • resurrect
  • respect
  • reflect
  • reelect
  • redirect
  • project
  • neglect
  • intersect
  • inspect
  • indirect
  • incorrect
  • expect
  • deflect
  • confect
  • unchecked
  • select

Example sentences of the word recollect

1. Verb, base form
If you cannot recollect your PIN, the bank will not be able to retrieve it for you.

Quotes containing the word recollect

1. I often find that a novel, even a well-written and compelling novel, can become a blur to me soon after I've finished reading it. I recollect perfectly the feeling of reading it, the mood I occupied, but I am less sure about the narrative details. It is almost as if the book were, as Wittgenstein said of his propositions, a ladder to be climbed and then discarded after it has served its purpose.
- Sven Birkerts, The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age

2. This is the Hour of Lead – Remembered, if outlived, As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow – First – Chill – then Stupor – then the letting go –
- Emily Dickinson, Selected Poems

3. Someone who claims to write with emotion recollected in tranquility, is a fool and a liar. To understand is to tremble. To recollect is to re-enter and riven......I admire the authority of being on one's knees in front of an event.
- Harold Brodkey