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  Definition of recall
  1. the act of removing an official by petition
  2. the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort); "he has total recall of the episode"
  3. a bugle call that signals troops to return
  4. a call to return; "the recall of our ambassador"
  5. a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
  6. 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"
  7. cause one''s (or someone else''s) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression; "She was recalled by a loud laugh"
  8. 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"
  9. go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his"
  10. cause to be returned; "recall the defective auto tires"; "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
  11. make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution; "The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty"
  12. call to mind; "His words echoed John F. Kennedy"
Similar Words: recollection, reminiscence, callback, remember, retrieve, call back, call up, recollect, think, hark back, return, come back, call in, withdraw, echo

 

See Also: remember, think back

 

Hyponyms: mind, reconstruction, reconstructive memory, reproduction, reproductive memory, regurgitation, know, recognize, recognise, review, brush up, refresh, recur, go back, decommission, retire

 

Derivational Morphology: call back, reminisce, remember, retrieve, call up, recollect, think, call in, withdraw, idea, thought, recollection, reminiscence, retrieval, remembrance, anamnesis, memory, remembering, call-back, callback, echo, reverberation, sound reflection, replication

 

Anagrams: cellar, carrel, cereal, caller, Carrel, relace

 

 
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