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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To recall the knowledge.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To recall the knowledge. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To again gather together or bring together a group.

Usage examples (38)
  • And throughout the book, what Christopher does and does not recollect, is of great concern for him.
  • The first I recollect is that one spoken to Abraham, 'Fear not – I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.'
  • It was not a case of recollecting; for we recollect, that is, recover to memory, what is not in our mind. '
  • "Doubtless, your excellency will pardon a young man for speaking with diffidence on a subject, to recollect which is to cause pain." for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''recollect" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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