recall has definitions from the fields of law,politics,psychology,military
1
[ verb ] recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

Examples

: "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"

Used in print

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

Benington recalled that he once told Hartweger that he doubted Gordon would ever play much for him because he seemed to be lacking in all of the accepted basketball skills .

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

It will be recalled from the discussion in Section 7 that the position of the `` right '' , as represented by Barth , rests_on the following thesis : The only tenable alternative to Bultmann 's position is a theology that ( 1 ) rejects or at_least qualifies his unconditioned demand for demythologization and existential interpretation ; ( 2 ) accepts instead a special biblical hermeneutics or method of interpretation ; and ( 3 ) in so doing , frees itself to give appropriate emphasis to the event Jesus_Christ by means of statements that , from Bultmann 's point_of_view , are mythological .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

At that moment Kipling was overwhelmed with awed amazement , suddenly recalling that these identical details of scene , action and word had occurred to him in a dream six weeks earlier .

I recall the startling , vivid realism of a dream in which I lived through the horror of the bombing of a little Korean town .

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

If the change , at_first_sight , seems minor , we may recall that it took the Italian painters about two hundred years to make an analogous change , and the Italian painters , by universal consent , were the most brilliant group of geniuses any art has seen .

2
[ verb ] go back to something earlier

Examples

"This harks back to a previous remark of his"

Used in print

(National Review...)

But , in_spite_of this , I , at_present a man 31 years of_age and a College_Professor , have been recalled `` by direction of the President '' to report on November 25 th to Fort_Devens , Massachusetts , for another twelve months of Active Duty as an Sp 4 ( the equivalent of a PFC ) .

(Peter Eldersveld, "Faith Amid Fear"...)

It recalls those words of another psalm : `` God is our refuge and strength , a very present help in_trouble .

Related terms

denote recur

3
[ verb ] cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression

Examples

"She was recalled by a loud laugh"

Related terms

concentrate

4
[ verb ] call to mind

Synonyms

echo

Examples

: "His words echoed John F. Kennedy"

Used in print

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

This statement recalls the 1959 Berlin crisis , when President_Eisenhower first told reporters that Berlin could not be defended with conventional weapons and_then added that a nuclear defense was out of the picture too .

Related terms

resemble echo

5
[ verb ] summon to return

Synonyms

call_back

Examples

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

Used in print

(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)

In this world-wide conscription of men , minds , and machines , Prokofieff was recalled to his native_land .

Related terms

call call-back

6
[ verb ] make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution

Examples

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

7
[ noun ] the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)

Examples

"he has total recall of the episode"

8
[ noun ] (psychology) the ability to recall past occurrences
9
[ noun ] (military) a bugle call that signals troops to return

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bugle_call

10
[ noun ] a call to return

Examples

"the recall of our ambassador"

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call

11
[ verb ] cause to be returned

Examples

"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

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request

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[ noun ] (law,politics) the act of removing an official by petition

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abrogation US

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