Definitions for recallrɪˈkɔl; rɪˈkɔl, ˈri kɔl for 7-13

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recall, callback(noun)

    a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)

  2. recall(noun)

    a call to return

    "the recall of our ambassador"

  3. recall(noun)

    a bugle call that signals troops to return

  4. recall, recollection, reminiscence(noun)

    the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)

    "he has total recall of the episode"

  5. recall(verb)

    the act of removing an official by petition

  6. remember, retrieve, recall, call back, call up, recollect, think(verb)

    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"

  7. hark back, return, come back, recall(verb)

    go back to something earlier

    "This harks back to a previous remark of his"

  8. echo, recall(verb)

    call to mind

    "His words echoed John F. Kennedy"

  9. recall, call back(verb)

    summon to return

    "The ambassador was recalled to his country"; "The company called back many of the workers it had laid off during the recession"

  10. recall(verb)

    cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression

    "She was recalled by a loud laugh"

  11. recall(verb)

    make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution

    "The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty"

  12. recall, call in, call back, withdraw(verb)

    cause to be returned

    "recall the defective auto tires"; "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"


  1. recall(Noun)

    The action or fact of calling someone or something back.

  2. recall(Noun)

    Memory; the ability to remember.

  3. recall(Noun)

    In Information retrieval, the fraction of (all) relevant material that is returned by a search

  4. recall(Verb)

    To withdraw, retract (one's words etc.); to revoke (an order).

  5. recall(Verb)

    To call back, bring back or summon (someone) to a specific place, station etc.

  6. recall(Verb)

    To bring back (someone) to or from a particular mental or physical state, activity etc.

  7. recall(Verb)

    To call back (a situation, event etc.) to one's mind; to remember, recollect.

  8. recall(Verb)

    To call again, to call another time.

  9. recall(Verb)

    To request or order the return of (a faulty product).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recall(verb)

    to call back; to summon to return; as, to recall troops; to recall an ambassador

  2. Recall(verb)

    to revoke; to annul by a subsequent act; to take back; to withdraw; as, to recall words, or a decree

  3. Recall(verb)

    to call back to mind; to revive in memory; to recollect; to remember; as, to recall bygone days

  4. Recall(noun)

    a calling back; a revocation

  5. Recall(noun)

    a call on the trumpet, bugle, or drum, by which soldiers are recalled from duty, labor, etc


  1. Recall

    Recall in memory refers to the retrieval of events or information from the past. Along with encoding and storage, it is one of the three core processes of memory. There are three main types of recall: free recall, cued recall and serial recall. Psychologists test these forms of recall as a way to study the memory processes of humans and animals. Two main theories of the process of recall are the Two-Stage Theory and the theory of Encoding Specificity.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recall' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3957

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recall' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2325

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'recall' in Verbs Frequency: #359

Anagrams for recall »

  1. caller

  2. cellar

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تذكرArabic
  • памінаць, памянуцьBelarusian
  • recordarCatalan, Valencian
  • ricurdàCorsican
  • Rückruf, zurückrufen, erinnern, entsinnen, gedenken, RückrufaktionGerman
  • εντολή επιστροφής, ανάκληση, αναπολώGreek
  • retirada, evocarSpanish
  • rappel, souvenir, rappeler, se remémorerFrench
  • bi cuimhne aig, cuimhnich, meòraichScottish Gaelic
  • aagherrymManx
  • ritirare, ricordare, revocare, ricordarsi, richiamare, riportare, riportare alla memoriaItalian
  • 思い起す, 想起, 呼び返す, 思い出すJapanese
  • მოგონება, გახსენება, შეხსენებაGeorgian
  • 회상하다, 생각나다Korean
  • product recall, herinneren, terughaalactieDutch
  • przywołanie, odwołanie, pamięć, pokryciePolish
  • recordar, convocar, recall, reconvocar, lembrarPortuguese
  • amintiRomanian
  • вспомнить, отзывать, отозвать, вспоминатьRussian
  • kujtojAlbanian
  • återkalla, minnas, dra sig till minnes, komma ihågSwedish

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