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recall

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of recall

  1. 1 a particular act or instance of recalling or the thing remembered his recall of the events of that turbulent time is significantly different from the accounts of other eyewitnesses Synonyms of recall anamnesis, memory, recollection, remembrance, reminiscenceWords Related to recall flashback; memento, memorial, reminder, souvenir, token; association

  2. 2 the act of putting an end to something planned or previously agreed to we can't get a refund on the plane tickets, so the trip is beyond recall Synonyms of recall abandonment, abortion, calling, calling off, dropping, cancellation, recision, repeal, rescission, revocationWords Related to recall annulment, invalidation, neutralization, nullification, voidance; abolishment, abolition, ending, halting, stopping, termination; giving up, relinquishment, surrender; reversal, rollbackNear Antonyms of recall beginning, commencement, initiation; engagement, undertakingAntonyms of recall continuation


recall

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of recall

  1. 1 to bring back to mind I don't recall meeting you before Synonyms of recall flash back (to), hark back (to), harken back (to), hearken back (to), mind [chiefly dialect], remember, recollect, reminisce (about), reproduce, think (of)Words Related to recall recapture, recur; educe, elicit, evoke, extract, raise, remind; relive; representNear Antonyms of recall misremember; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook; lose, miss; blank (out)Antonyms of recall disremember, forget, unlearn

  2. 2 to put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to) I'll recall my purchase order if the company refuses to guarantee that it'll arrive before Christmas Synonyms of recall abandon, abort, call, call off, cry off, drop, cancel, repeal, rescind, revoke, scrap, scrubWords Related to recall abrogate, annul, invalidate, nullify, void, write off; recant, retract, take back, withdraw; countermand, reverse, roll back; break off, discontinue, end, halt, stop, terminate; hold back, interrupt, suspend; give up, relinquish, surrenderNear Antonyms of recall engage, pledge, promise; begin, commence, initiate, start; take on, take up, undertakeAntonyms of recall continue, keep

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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