Definition of Recall


  • the act of removing an official by petition
  • the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)
    "he has total recall of the episode"
  • a bugle call that signals troops to return
  • a call to return
    "the recall of our ambassador"
  • a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)


  • cause to be returned
    "recall the defective auto tires"
    "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
    - call in - call back
  • make unavailable
    bar from sale or distribution
    "The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty"
  • cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression
    "She was recalled by a loud laugh"
  • 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"
    - call back
  • call to mind
    "His words echoed John F. Kennedy"
  • go back to something earlier
    "This harks back to a previous remark of his"
    - hark back - come back
  • recall knowledge from memory
    have a recollection
    "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"
    - call back - call up
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble recall

48 unscramble word found using the letters recall.

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