[rek-uh-lekt] /ˌrɛk əˈlɛkt/

verb (used with object)
to recall to mind; recover knowledge of by memory; remember.
to absorb (oneself) in spiritual meditation, especially during prayer.
verb (used without object)
to have a ; remember.
(when transitive, often takes a clause as object) to recall from memory; remember

“remember, recover knowledge of,” 1550s, from Latin recollectus, past participle of recolligere, literally “to collect again,” from re- “again” (see re-) + colligere “gather” (see collect). Related: Recollected; recollecting. The pronunciation is based on recollection.


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