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recall - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'recall' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Recall [ n.]
- A calling back; a revocation.
- A call on the trumpet, bugle, or drum, by which soldiers are recalled from duty, labor, etc.
2 . Recall [ v. t.]
- To call back; to summon to return; as, to recall troops; to recall an ambassador.
- To revoke; to annul by a subsequent act; to take back; to withdraw; as, to recall words, or a decree.
- To call back to mind; to revive in memory; to recollect; to remember; as, to recall bygone days.

Meaning of 'recall' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . recall [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)
Example in sentence:
  • he has total recall of the episode
Meaning (2):
- a call to return
Example in sentence:
  • the recall of our ambassador
3 . recall [ v]
Meaning (3):
- recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
Example in sentence:
  • call up memories;
  • can you remember her phone number?;
  • Do you remember that he once loved you?;
  • I can't remember saying any such thing;
  • I can't think what her last name was
Meaning (4):
- call to mind
Example in sentence:
  • His words echoed John F. Kennedy;
  • this remark evoked sadness
Meaning (5):
- cause to be returned
Example in sentence:
  • recall the defective auto tires;
  • The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt
Meaning (6):
- cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression
Example in sentence:
  • She was recalled by a loud laugh
Meaning (7):
- summon to return
Example in sentence:
  • The ambassador was recalled to his country;
  • The company called back many of the workers it had laid off during the recession
Meaning (8):
- make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution
Example in sentence:
  • The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty
Meaning (9):
- go back to something earlier
Example in sentence:
  • This harks back to a previous remark of his