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Definitions of recall

  1. To call back; to summon to return; as, to recall troops; to recall an ambassador. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To revoke; to annul by a subsequent act; to take back; to withdraw; as, to recall words, or a decree. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To call back to mind; to revive in memory; to recollect; to remember; as, to recall bygone days. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To summon back; as, to recall an ambassador; recollect; as, to recall a name; take back; as, to recall angry words; revoke; as, to recall a decision. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To call back: to command to return: to revoke: to call back to mind: to remember. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To call back; revoke; remember. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To call back; countermand. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To recollect. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression; "She was recalled by a loud laugh" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. summon to return; "The ambassador was recalled to his country" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution; "The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To call back; to revoke. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To call back or again; to revoke; to revive in the mind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. the act of removing an official by petition Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a bugle call that signals troops to return Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. a call to return; "the recall of our ambassador" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. The right or procedure by which a public official, commonly a legislative or executive official, may be removed from office, before the end of his term of office, by a vote of the people to be taken on the filing of a petition signed by a required number or percentage of qualified voters. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Short for recall of judicial decisions, the right or procedure by which the decision of a court may be directly reversed or annulled by popular vote, as was advocated, in 1912, in the platform of the Progressive party for certain cases involving the police power of the state. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A calling back; a revocation. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. The power by which an unsatisfactory public official may be put out of office, by vote of the people; the right of the citizens of a state to set aside by vote the decision of a court; a signal sounded on a drum, bugle, etc., to call beck soldiers. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. Act of recalling or revoking. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. Act of recalling. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. A calling back or countermanding; a signal to call back soldiers, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A calling back; revocation; power of calling back or revoking. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. The act or power of calling back; a revocation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for recall

  1. For months afterward, when he tried to recall that morning, the weak feeling in his knees, the way the letters that were not from her shook in his hand, the sound of his mother's joyous voice- these things would come into his mind together. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  2. " I recall him first as a man whom I felt to be a stranger, but whom I was told to call father," said young Burton. – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
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