recall

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Etymology[edit]

From re- +‎ call, probably modelled on Latin revocare, French rappeler, English withcall.

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recall (third-person singular simple present recalls, present participle recalling, simple past and past participle recalled)

  1. (transitive) To withdraw, retract (one's words etc.); to revoke (an order). [from 16th c.]
  2. (transitive) To call back, bring back or summon (someone) to a specific place, station etc. [from 16th c.]
    He was recalled to service after his retirement.
    She was recalled to London for the trial.
    • 2011 October 29, Phil McNulty, “Chelsea 3 - 5 Arsenal”, BBC Sport:
      Fernando Torres was recalled in place of the suspended Didier Drogba and he was only denied a goal in the opening seconds by Laurent Koscielny's intervention - a moment that set the tone for game filled with attacking quality and littered with errors.
  3. (transitive) To bring back (someone) to or from a particular mental or physical state, activity etc. [from 16th c.]
  4. (transitive) To call back (a situation, event etc.) to one's mind; to remember, recollect. [from 16th c.]
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 10:
      In fact, I hardly recall any occasion as a child when I was alone.
  5. (transitive, intransitive) To call again, to call another time. [from 17th c.]
  6. (transitive) To request or order the return of (a faulty product). [from 20th c.]

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  • IPA(key): /rɪˈkɔːl/, /ˈriːkɔːl/
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Noun[edit]

recall (countable and uncountable, plural recalls)

  1. The action or fact of calling someone or something back.
  2. Memory; the ability to remember.
  3. In Information retrieval, the fraction of (all) relevant material that is returned by a search
  4. a product recall (request of the return of a faulty product).

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