What does recall mean?

Definitions for recall
rɪˈkɔl; rɪˈkɔl, ˈri kɔl for 7-13re·call

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word recall.

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"

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recall

    rē-kawl′, v.t. to call back: to command to return: to revoke: to call back to mind.—n. act of recalling or revoking: a signal to soldiers to return.—adj. Recall′able, capable of being recalled.—n. Recal′ment, revocation.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. recall

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

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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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recall in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of recall in a Sentence

  1. Anne Dunsmore:

    Once that election (date) is selected, the ballot will have two things on it. One, a thumbs up or a thumbs down on the recall, and (two), the replacement.

  2. Jose Vasquez:

    It's like a game in which the referee is a family member of the other team's captain, why would I waste my time ? During his 14 years as president, Chavez racked up repeated ballot-box victories thanks to his charisma and generous spending of Venezuela's oil revenues - much of it on popular health and nutrition programs, as well as on his own electoral campaigns. The opposition has cried fraud in the past without demonstrating evidence of it, including after a 2004 recall referendum that Chavez won. But October's vote included one incident that some opposition sympathizers see as a tipping point : election officials manually changed results at several voting centers in Bolivar state to tip the result in favor of the Socialist Party candidate, according to election center witnesses. The witnesses produced official poll statements from their voting centers showing that the number of votes for the opposition candidate was higher than those reflected in the National Electoral Council figures for those same centers. The elections council - stacked with Maduro's supporters - has never clarified the issue and did not answer Reuters questions regarding the incident. Maduro's government has never commented. . More commonly, the opposition has complained of obstacles that reduce the likelihood of their supporters voting but are difficult to classify as fraud in a traditional sense - such as last-minute changes to the location of voting centers. In the central state of Lara, Alfredo Alvarez learned just days before the October vote that the elections council had changed Alfredo Alvarez voting center - along with that of an estimated 700,000 Venezuelans in 200 voting centers in predominantly opposition areas. Alfredo Alvarez, Alfredo Alvarez, had to drive around the city of Barquisimeto for several hours because Alfredo Alvarez could not get a clear answer on where Alfredo Alvarez was supposed to vote.

  3. Pope Francis:

    I would like to recall Venezuela, which is once again experiencing new moments of acute tension ... I pray for the victims and in particular for the boy killed a few days ago in San Cristobal, i call on everyone to reject violence and urge respect for the dignity of all persons and for the sacredness of human life and I encourage a return to a common movement for the good of the country with the opening up of areas for sincere and constructive meeting and dialogue.

  4. Independent Journal Review:

    If Mollie Hemingway think there will be any pleasing the conspiracy theorists, recall that Donald Trump once appeared in front of cameras, in public, and Resistance Twitter insisted Resistance Twitter was a body double.

  5. William Johnson:

    It just doesn’t make any sense to prevent any officer from viewing some important evidence that helps him or her recall accurately and truthfully what happened.

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Translations for recall

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  • 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
  • Gợi lạiVietnamese

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