recall

[ verb ri-kawl; noun ri-kawl, ree-kawl for 7–9, 12, 13; ree-kawl for 10, 11 ]
/ verb rɪˈkɔl; noun rɪˈkɔl, ˈri kɔl for 7–9, 12, 13; ˈri kɔl for 10, 11 /

verb (used with object)

noun


Nearby words

  1. recalcitrate,
  2. recalculate,
  3. recalesce,
  4. recalescence,
  5. recalibrate,
  6. recamier,
  7. recanalization,
  8. recant,
  9. recantation,
  10. recap

Origin of recall

First recorded in 1575–85; re- + call

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

Related formsre·call·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·call·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·called, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for recall

recall

/ (rɪˈkɔːl) /

verb (tr)

noun

Derived Formsrecallable, adjective

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Word Origin and History for recall
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Medicine definitions for recall

recall

[ rĭ-kôl ]

v.

To remember; recollect.

n.

The ability to remember information or experiences.

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Idioms and Phrases with recall

recall

see beyond recall.

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