Recall - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈkɔːl|  American pronunciation of the word recall
Brit.  |rɪˈkɔːl|  British pronunciation of the word recall


- a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair) (syn: callback)
- a call to return
- a bugle call that signals troops to return
- the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)(syn: recollection, reminiscence)
- the act of removing an official by petition


- recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection (syn: recollect, remember, retrieve, think)
- go back to something earlier (syn: return)
- call to mind (syn: echo)
- summon to return
- cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression
- make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution
- cause to be returned(syn: withdraw)


She wanted to send him a letter but couldn't recall his address.

I don't recall what time they said they would be here.

It is important to recall that not very long ago cell phones did not exist.

From what I recall, I think the library is two blocks down on the left.

“The first time we met,” he recalled, “we got into a big argument.”

As you may recall, we had agreed that decisions would require prior approval.

“What's his address?” “I don't recall.”

The ambassador was recalled from abroad.

The factory is recalling all the cars because of a problem with the brakes.

Officials recalled two tons of contaminated meat today.

They issued a recall of workers after the layoff.

The factory has issued a recall of all cars with the defective brakes.

She did mental exercises meant to improve her recall.

The admiral gave the signal of recall.

The horn below sounded the recall.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: recall
he/she/it: recalls
present participle: recalling
past tense: recalled
past participle: recalled
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