Meaning of RECALL in English


[ rɪ'kɔ:l ]

■ verb

1》 remember.

↘cause one to remember or think of.

↘( ~ someone/thing to ) bring back the memory of someone or something to.

2》 call up (stored computer data).

3》 officially order (someone) to return.

↘(of a manufacturer) request the return of (faulty products).

4》 reselect (a sports player) as a member of a team.

5》 bring out of a state of inattention.

6》 archaic revoke or annul (an action or decision).

■ noun also 'ri:kɔ:l

1》 the action or faculty of remembering.

2》 an act of officially ~ing someone or something.

3》 N. Amer. the removal of an elected government official from office by voting.


beyond ~ in such a way that restoration is impossible.


~able adjective


C16: from re- + call , suggested by L. revocare or Fr. rappeler 'call back'.

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