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, callbacknoun

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

  2. recallnoun

    a call to return

    "the recall of our ambassador"

  3. recallnoun

    a bugle call that signals troops to return

  4. recall, recollection, reminiscencenoun

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

    "he has total recall of the episode"

  5. recallverb

    the act of removing an official by petition

  6. remember, retrieve, recall, call back, call up, recollect, thinkverb

    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, recallverb

    go back to something earlier

    "This harks back to a previous remark of his"

  8. echo, recallverb

    call to mind

    "His words echoed John F. Kennedy"

  9. recall, call backverb

    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. recallverb

    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. recallverb

    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, withdrawverb

    cause to be returned

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

Wiktionary

  1. recallnoun

    The action or fact of calling someone or something back.

  2. recallnoun

    Memory; the ability to remember.

  3. recallnoun

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

  4. recallverb

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

  5. recallverb

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

  6. recallverb

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

  7. recallverb

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

  8. recallverb

    To call again, to call another time.

  9. recallverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recallverb

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

  2. Recallverb

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

  3. Recallverb

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

  4. Recallnoun

    a calling back; a revocation

  5. Recallnoun

    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. Sarah Jessica Parker:

    I found it very upsetting because that’s not the way I recall Kim Cattrall experience.

  2. Brad Lima:

    I can recall a time at sea when within one hour we were steady and then tossed around like a cork, i'm not sure he could have avoided this.

  3. Adam Waytz:

    In general, humans care about other humans, so when we humanize something inanimate, it makes us care about the thing more, naming things can make them more memorable, easier to recall, and certainly it makes things feel more fluent or easy to process. Given that work shows that easily processed information takes on outsized importance in our minds, it is likely that naming things can give them importance as well.

  4. Barack Obama:

    Today, with solemn gratitude, we recall the sacrifice of all who served during World War Two, especially those who gave their last full measure of devotion and the families they left behind.

  5. Kaylee Muthart:

    So I pushed my thumb, pointer, and middle finger into each eye. I gripped each eyeball, twisted, and pulled until each eye popped out of the socket — it felt like a massive struggle, the hardest thing I ever had to do, because I could no longer see, I don't know if there was blood. But I know the drugs numbed the pain. I'm pretty sure I would have tried to claw right into my brain if a pastor hadn't heard me screaming, ‘I want to see the light!’ — which I don't recall saying — and restrained me.

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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
  • penarikanIndonesian
  • 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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