Meaning of RECALL in English


I. ri-ˈkȯl transitive verb

Date: 15th century

1. : cancel , revoke


a. : to call back

was recall ed to active duty

a pitcher recall ed from the minors

b. : to bring back to mind

recall ed seeing her somewhere before

c. : to remind one of : resemble

a playwright who recall s the Elizabethan dramatists

3. : restore , revive

Synonyms: see remember

• re·call·abil·i·ty -ˌkȯ-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē noun

• re·call·able -ˈkȯ-lə-bəl adjective

• re·call·er noun

II. ri-ˈkȯl, ˈrē-ˌ noun

Date: 1611

1. : a call to return

a recall of workers after a layoff

2. : the right or procedure by which an official may be removed by vote of the people

3. : remembrance of what has been learned or experienced

4. : the act of revoking

5. : a public call by a manufacturer for the return of a product that may be defective or contaminated

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.