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English definition of “recollect”

recollect

verb [I or T]     /ˌrek.əˈlekt/ formal
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.Remembering, reminding and reminders
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