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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)


Synonymscallback


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.


Synonymsecho


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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