Meaning of RECALL in English


The verb is pronounced /rɪkɔ:l/. The noun is pronounced /ri:kɔ:l/.

( recalled)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


When you recall something, you remember it and tell others about it.

Henderson recalled that he first met Pollard during a business trip to Washington...

Her teacher recalled: ‘She was always on about modelling.’...

Colleagues today recall with humor how meetings would crawl into the early morning hours...

I recalled the way they had been dancing together...

I have no idea what she said, something about airline travel, I seem to recall.

VERB : V that , V with quote , V wh , V n , V , also V -ing


Recall is the ability to remember something that has happened in the past or the act of remembering it.

He had a good memory, and total recall of her spoken words.



If you are recalled to your home, country, or the place where you work, you are ordered to return there.

Spain has recalled its Ambassador after a row over refugees seeking asylum at the embassy...

VERB : V n

Recall is also a noun.

The recall of ambassador Alan Green was a public signal of America’s concern.

N-SING : the N of n


In sport, if a player is recalled to a team, he or she is included in that team again after being left out.

Dean Richards was recalled to the England squad for the match with Wales...

VERB : V n to n

Recall is also a noun.

It would be great to get a recall to the England squad for Sweden.



If a company recalls a product, it asks the shops or the people who have bought that product to return it because there is something wrong with it.

The company said it was recalling one of its drugs...

VERB : V n

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