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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrecollectrec‧ol‧lect /ˌrekəˈlekt/ verb [transitive]  REMEMBERto be able to remember something syn remember All I recollect is a grey sky.recollect that She recollected sadly that she and Ben used to laugh a lot.recollect how/when/what etc Can you recollect how your brother reacted?recollect doing something I recollect seeing Ryder some years ago in Bonn.see thesaurus at remember→ See Verb table
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recollectShe regained herself quickly, her scattered forces recollecting in her eyes.This his ear, his neck, his elbow seemed to recollect.Mr Clinton said in a statement yesterday that he could not recollect a conversation with Mr Rodham about the pardons.I do not recollect ever having been to Ohio, although my mother says we went there when I was a child.I can still recollect every detail of that meeting."The lawyers distorted what I wanted to say, " recollects Hansen grimly.In the memoirs he recollected his response as follows: Three solutions are conceivable.I recognize his face but I can't seem to recollect much about him.We have nine children, and I don't recollect that I ever felt the need to hit any of them.Does my right hon. Friend by any chance recollect the average inflation rate under the last Labour Government?Many people find it virtually impossible to recollect the country we were elected to change - and did change.These help them to recollect their homeland and the families they have left behind.The events were so dreadful that even now it is painful to recollect them.Only later did she recollect where she'd seem him before.recollect thatHe also recollects that Fournier lay behind their belief that the realisation of ideal love ended in death.Nor could she recollect that it had ever been suggested they should do so.
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Verb table
Simple Form
I, you, we, theyrecollect
he, she, itrecollects
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrecollected
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave recollected
he, she, ithas recollected
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad recollected
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill recollect
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have recollected
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