1. [ verb ] recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
Synonyms: remember think recollect call_up remind call_back retrieve

: "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"

Related terms: forget recognize review know remember idea think retrieval
2. [ verb ] go back to something earlier
Synonyms: return come_back hark_back

"This harks back to a previous remark of his"

Related terms: denote recur
3. [ 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"

Related terms: concentrate
4. [ verb ] call to mind
Synonyms: echo

: "His words echoed John F. Kennedy"

Related terms: resemble echo
5. [ verb ] summon to return
Synonyms: call_back

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

Related terms: call call-back
6. [ verb ] make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution

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

Related terms: issue cancel retire call_in callback
7. [ noun ] the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)
Synonyms: recollection reminiscence

"he has total recall of the episode"

Related terms: memory mind reproduction regurgitation reconstruction reminisce
8. [ noun ] (psychology) the ability to recall past occurrences
Synonyms: recollection remembrance anamnesis
Related terms: memory memory mind reminiscence reconstruction remember remember commemorate
9. [ noun ] (military) a bugle call that signals troops to return
Related terms: bugle_call
10. [ noun ] a call to return

"the recall of our ambassador"

Related terms: call
11. [ verb ] cause to be returned
Synonyms: withdraw call_back call_in

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

Related terms: take decommission callback
12. [ noun ] a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
Synonyms: callback
Related terms: request
13. [ noun ] (law,politics) the act of removing an official by petition
Related terms: abrogation US
Similar spelling:   rescale