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recall

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verb re·call \ri-ˈkȯl\

Simple Definition of recall

  • : to remember (something) from the past

  • : to ask or order (someone) to return

  • : to ask people to return (a product with a defect or problem)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of recall

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  cancel, revoke

  3. 2 a :  to call back <was recalled to active duty> <a pitcher recalled from the minors> b :  to bring back to mind <recalled seeing her somewhere before> c :  to remind one of :  resemble <a playwright who recalls the Elizabethan dramatists>

  4. 3 :  restore, revive

recallability

play \-ˌkȯ-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

recallable

play \-ˈkȯ-lə-bəl\ adjective

recaller

noun

Examples of recall in a sentence

  1. She wanted to send him a letter but couldn't recall his address.

  2. I don't recall what time they said they would be here.

  3. It is important to recall that not very long ago cell phones did not exist.

  4. From what I recall, I think the library is two blocks down on the left.

  5. The first time we met, he recalled, we got into a big argument.

  6. As you may recall, we had agreed that decisions would require prior approval.

  7. What's his address? I don't recall.

  8. The ambassador was recalled from abroad.

  9. The factory is recalling all the cars because of a problem with the brakes.

  10. Officials recalled two tons of contaminated meat today.



15th Century

First Known Use of recall

15th century

Synonym Discussion of recall

remember, recollect, recall, remind, reminisce mean to bring an image or idea from the past into the mind. remember implies a keeping in memory that may be effortless or unwilled <remembers that day as though it were yesterday>. recollect implies a bringing back to mind what is lost or scattered <as near as I can recollect>. recall suggests an effort to bring back to mind and often to re-create in speech <can't recall the words of the song>. remind suggests a jogging of one's memory by an association or similarity <that reminds me of a story>. reminisce implies a casual often nostalgic recalling of experiences long past and gone <old college friends like to reminisce>.

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recall

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noun re·call \ri-ˈkȯl, ˈrē-ˌ\

Simple Definition of recall

  • : an official order for someone or something to return

  • : a request by a company for people to return a product that has a defect or problem

  • : the ability to remember what has been learned or experienced in the past

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of recall

  1. 1 :  a call to return <a recall of workers after a layoff>

  2. 2 :  the right or procedure by which an official may be removed by vote of the people

  3. 3 :  remembrance of what has been learned or experienced

  4. 4 :  the act of revoking

  5. 5 :  a public call by a manufacturer for the return of a product that may be defective or contaminated

Examples of recall in a sentence

  1. They issued a recall of workers after the layoff.

  2. The factory has issued a recall of all cars with the defective brakes.

  3. She did mental exercises meant to improve her recall.



1611

First Known Use of recall

1611



RECALL Defined for Kids

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recall

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verb re·call \ri-ˈkȯl\

Definition of recall for Students

recalled

recalling

  1. 1 :  to bring back to mind :  remember <I don't recall the address.>

  2. 2 :  to ask or order to come back <Soldiers recently sent home were recalled.>




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recall

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noun re·call \ri-ˈkȯl, ˈrē-ˌkȯl\

Definition of recall for Students

  1. 1 :  the ability to remember or an instance of remembering

  2. 2 :  a command to return




Medical Dictionary

recall

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noun re·call \ri-ˈkȯl, ˈrē-ˌ\

Medical Definition of recall

  1. :  remembrance of what has been previously learned or experienced

recall

\ri-ˈkȯl\play transitive verb



Law Dictionary

recall

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noun re·call \ri-ˈkȧl, ˈrē-ˌkȯl\

Legal Definition of recall

  1. 1 :  a call to return <a recall of workers>

  2. 2 :  the right or procedure by which an official may be removed by vote of the people <a recall petition>

  3. 3 :  the act of revoking

  4. 4 :  a public call by a manufacturer for the return of a defective or especially unsafe product

recall

\ri-ˈkȯl\ play transitive verb




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