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Meaning & Definition of Recall in English

English

Recall

/rikɔl/

noun

1. A request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)

    synonym:
  • recall
  • ,
  • callback

2. A call to return

  • "The recall of our ambassador"
    synonym:
  • recall

3. A bugle call that signals troops to return

    synonym:
  • recall

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

  • "He has total recall of the episode"
    synonym:
  • recall
  • ,
  • recollection
  • ,
  • reminiscence

5. The act of removing an official by petition

    synonym:
  • recall

verb

1. Recall knowledge from memory

  • Have a recollection
  • "I can't remember saying any such thing"
  • "I can't think what her last name was"
  • "Can you remember her phone number?"
  • "Do you remember that he once loved you?"
  • "Call up memories"
    synonym:
  • remember
  • ,
  • retrieve
  • ,
  • recall
  • ,
  • call back
  • ,
  • call up
  • ,
  • recollect
  • ,
  • think

2. Go back to something earlier

  • "This harks back to a previous remark of his"
    synonym:
  • hark back
  • ,
  • return
  • ,
  • come back
  • ,
  • recall

3. Call to mind

  • "His words echoed john f. kennedy"
    synonym:
  • echo
  • ,
  • recall

4. Summon to return

  • "The ambassador was recalled to his country"
  • "The company called back many of the workers it had laid off during the recession"
    synonym:
  • recall
  • ,
  • call back

5. Cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression

  • "She was recalled by a loud laugh"
    synonym:
  • recall

6. Make unavailable

  • Bar from sale or distribution
  • "The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty"
    synonym:
  • recall

7. Cause to be returned

  • "Recall the defective auto tires"
  • "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
    synonym:
  • recall
  • ,
  • call in
  • ,
  • call back
  • ,
  • withdraw

Examples of using

Ken couldn't recall that man's name.
I'm beginning to recall.
I recall feeling so good at that time.