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English noun: recall

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


Broader (hypernym)asking, request

2. recall (communication) a call to return

SamplesThe recall of our ambassador.

Broader (hypernym)call

3. recall (communication) a bugle call that signals troops to return

Broader (hypernym)bugle call

4. recall (cognition) the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)

SamplesHe has total recall of the episode.

Synonymsrecollection, reminiscence

Broader (hypernym)memory, remembering

Narrower (hyponym)mind, reconstruction, reconstructive memory, regurgitation, reproduction, reproductive memory

5. recall (act) the act of removing an official by petition

Broader (hypernym)abrogation, annulment, repeal

Domain regionAmerica, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

English verb: recall

1. recall (cognition) recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

SamplesI 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.

ExamplesThey won't recall the story

Synonymscall back, call up, recollect, remember, retrieve, think

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Narrower (hyponym)brush up, know, recognise, recognize, refresh, review

Antonymsblank out, draw a blank, forget, block

2. recall (communication) go back to something earlier

SamplesThis harks back to a previous remark of his.

Synonymscome back, hark back, return

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)denote, refer

Narrower (hyponym)go back, recur

3. recall (stative) call to mind

SamplesHis words echoed John F. Kennedy.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)resemble

4. recall (communication) summon to return

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

Synonymscall back

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)call, send for

5. recall (cognition) cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression

SamplesShe was recalled by a loud laugh.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)center, centre, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet

6. recall (social) make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution

SamplesThe company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cancel, strike down

Narrower (hyponym)retire

Antonymsissue, supply

7. recall (possession) cause to be returned

SamplesRecall the defective auto tires.
The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt.

Synonymscall back, call in, withdraw

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)take

Narrower (hyponym)decommission

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