Meaning of RECALL in English


— recallable , adj.

v. /ri kawl"/ ; n. /ri kawl", ree"kawl/ for 7-9, 12, 13; /ree"kawl/ for 10, 11 , v.t.

1. to bring back from memory; recollect; remember: Can you recall what she said?

2. to call back; summon to return: The army recalled many veterans.

3. to bring (one's thoughts, attention, etc.) back to matters previously considered: He recalled his mind from pleasant daydreams to the dull task at hand.

4. Internat. Law. to summon back and withdraw the office from (a diplomat).

5. to revoke or withdraw: to recall a promise.

6. to revive.


7. an act of recalling.

8. recollection; remembrance.

9. the act or possibility of revoking something.

10. the removal or the right of removal of a public official from office by a vote of the people taken upon petition of a specified number of the qualified electors.

11. Also called callback . a summons by a manufacturer or other agency for the return of goods or a product already shipped to market or sold to consumers but discovered to be defective, contaminated, unsafe, or the like.

12. a signal made by a vessel to recall one of its boats.

13. a signal displayed to direct a racing yacht to sail across the starting line again.

[ 1575-85; RE- + CALL ]

Syn. 1. See remember. 5. rescind, retract, recant, repeal; annul. 7. memory. 9. revocation, retraction, repeal, withdrawal, recantation; nullification.

Ant. 1. forget.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .