recollect [-ed, -ing, -s] v

L. re-, again + col-, together + ligěre, gather.

  1. Remember; recall; retain in memory; bring to mind again; keep from forgetting.
  2. Notice; perceive; see; become aware of; realize the existence of.
  3. Remind; cause to remember; hinder from forgetting.
  4. [Fig.] bear the scar of; retain proof of.
  5. [Fig.] reward; compensate.