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recollect

verb [I or T] uk   /ˌrek.əˈlekt/ formal us  
C2 to remember something: Can you recollect his name? As far as I can recollect, his name is Edward. [+ (that)] She suddenly recollected (that) she had left her handbag in the restaurant. [+ question word] Do you recollect where she went? [+ -ing verb] He does not recollect seeing her at the party.
Translations of “recollect”
in Korean 기억해내다…
in Arabic يَتذكّر…
in French se souvenir de…
in Turkish hatırlamak, anımsamak…
in Italian ricordare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 回憶, 想起, 記起…
in Russian припоминать…
in Polish przypominać sobie, pamiętać…
in Spanish recordar, acordarse de…
in Portuguese recordar, lembrar-se…
in German sich erinnern…
in Catalan recordar…
in Japanese ~を思い出す…
in Chinese (Simplified) 回忆, 想起, 记起…
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