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 . 2012