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Definition of Recollect


  1. To recover or recall the knowledge of; to bring back to the mind or memory; to remember.
  2. Reflexively, to compose one's self; to recover self-command; as, to recollect one's self after a burst of anger; -- sometimes, formerly, in the perfect participle.
  3. A friar of the Strict Observance, -- an order of Franciscans.

Recollect Quotations

Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.
Alexander Hamilton

Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me very much. I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it: 'What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me.'
Joseph Addison

We cannot even recollect the actions of our infancy, our childhood is like something written on a slate and rubbed off.
Vinoba Bhave

I was for two years a pupil at the Model School in Fort street which was then conducted upon the Irish national system, and if any special religious instruction was given in connection with that system, I do not recollect it.
Edmund Barton
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Recollect Translations

recollect in Afrikaans is onthou
recollect in Danish is huske
recollect in Dutch is zich herinneren, onthouden, gedenken
recollect in Finnish is muistaa
recollect in French is se ressaisir
recollect in German is sich fassen, sich erinnern an
recollect in Latin is commoneo, recordor, recognosco
recollect in Portuguese is recorde
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