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Meaning of RECALL

Pronunciation:  [n]'reekâl, [v]ree'kâl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of removing an official by petition
  2. [n]  the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)
  3. [v]  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"
  4. [v]  cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression; "She was recalled by a loud laugh"
  5. [v]  summon to return; "The ambassador was recalled to his country"
  6. [v]  go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his"
  7. [v]  cause to be returned; "recall the defective auto tires"; "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
  8. [v]  make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution; "The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty"
  9. [v]  call to mind; "His words echoed John F. Kennedy"

RECALL is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: call back, call back, call in, call up, come back, echo, hark back, recollect, recollection, remember, reminiscence, retrieve, return, think, withdraw
 Antonyms: blank out, block, draw a blank, forget, issue, supply
 See Also: abrogation, annulment, brush up, call, cancel, center, centre, concentrate, decommission, denote, focus, go back, know, memory, mind, pore, recognise, recognize, reconstruction, recur, refer, refresh, regurgitation, remembering, repeal, resemble, retire, review, rivet, send for, strike down, take, think back



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*call"\, n. (Political Science)
    (a) The right or procedure by which a public official,
        commonly a legislative or executive official, may be
        removed from office, before the end of his term of
        office, by a vote of the people to be taken on the filing
        of a petition signed by a required number or percentage
        of qualified voters.
    (b) Short for
    {recall of judicial decisions}, the right or procedure by
       which the decision of a court may be directly reversed or
       annulled by popular vote, as was advocated, in 1912, in
       the platform of the Progressive party for certain cases
       involving the police power of the state.
  2. \Re*call"\, v. t.
    1. To call back; to summon to return; as, to recall troops;
       to recall an ambassador.
    2. To revoke; to annul by a subsequent act; to take back; to
       withdraw; as, to recall words, or a decree.
             Passed sentence may not be recall'd.  --Shak.
    3. To call back to mind; to revive in memory; to recollect;
       to remember; as, to recall bygone days.
  3. \Re*call"\, n.
    1. A calling back; a revocation.
             'T his done, and since 't is done, 't is past
             recall.                               --Dryden.
    2. (Mil.) A call on the trumpet, bugle, or drum, by which
       soldiers are recalled from duty, labor, etc. --Wilhelm.