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Verb: recall  ri'kol
  1. Have and bring to mind a memory of something; bring back knowledge from memory
    "I can't recall saying any such thing";
    - remember, retrieve, call back, call up, recollect, think
  2. Go back to something earlier
    - hark back, return, come back
  3. Call to mind
    "His words recalled John F. Kennedy";
    - echo
  4. Summon to return
    "The ambassador was recalled to his country";
    - 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"
  6. Make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution
    "The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty"
  7. Cause to be returned
    "recall the defective auto tires";
    - call in, call back, withdraw
Noun: recall  ri'kol
  1. A request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
    - callback
  2. A call to return
    "the recall of our ambassador"
  3. A bugle call that signals troops to return
  4. The process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)
    "he has total recall of the episode";
    - recollection, reminiscence
  5. The act of removing an official by petition

Derived forms: recalls, recalled, recalling

Type of: abrogation, annulment, asking, bugle call, call, cancel, center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], concentrate, denote, focus, memory, pore, refer, remembering, repeal, request, resemble, rivet, send for, strike down, take

Antonym: issue

Encyclopedia: Recall