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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Rhymes 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

Sentences with recollect

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

Quotes about 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