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Synonyms for recollection
ˌrɛk əˈlɛk ʃənrec·ol·lec·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. recollection

    Memory is the faculty by which knowledge is retained or recalled; in a more general sense, memory is a retention of knowledge within the grasp of the mind, while remembrance is the having what is known consciously before the mind. Remembrance may be voluntary or involuntary; a thing is brought to remembrance or we call it to remembrance; the same is true of memory. Recollection involves volition, the mind making a distinct effort to recall something, or fixing the attention actively upon it when recalled. Reminiscence is a half-dreamy memory of scenes or events long past; retrospection is a distinct turning of the mind back upon the past, bringing long periods under survey. Retrospection is to reminiscence much what recollection is to remembrance.

    Synonyms:
    memory, remembrance, reminiscence, retrospect, retrospection

    Antonyms:
    forgetfulness, oblivion, obliviousness, oversight, unconsciousness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. remembrance, recollection, anamnesisnoun

    the ability to recall past occurrences

    Synonyms:
    medical record, remembrance, reminiscence, commemoration, recall, medical history, memorial, anamnesis

  2. recall, recollection, reminiscencenoun

    the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)

    "he has total recall of the episode"

    Synonyms:
    anamnesis, reminiscence, remembrance, recall, callback

  3. recollectionnoun

    something recalled to the mind

    Synonyms:
    anamnesis, reminiscence, remembrance, recall

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Editors Contribution

  1. hindsight

    you're recollecting in hindsight

    Submitted by rinat on August 20, 2019  
  2. remember

    to remember something ; recollect

    the recollection of the accident brought tears to my eyes.

    Submitted by Human on February 5, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. recollectionnoun

    Synonyms:
    remembrance, reminiscence, memory

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. recollectionnoun

    Synonyms:
    remembrance, memory, reminiscence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "recollection":

    souvenir, remembrance, memory, memento, keepsake

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How to use recollection in a sentence?

  1. Natalie Portman:

    I was surprised to hear that he characterized the very short time that I knew him as dating because my recollection is a much older man being creepy with me when I just had graduated high school.

  2. Engineer Brandon Bostian:

    I believe as a result of the concussion, he has absolutely no recollection of the events. I'm told that his memory is likely to return as the concussion symptoms subside.

  3. Robert Goggin:

    I believe as a result of the concussion, he has absolutely no recollection whatsoever of the events.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    It's not the first time, i have a vague recollection of being called gangster-like.

  5. Cicero:

    Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

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