verb (used with object)
Origin of recall
Examples from the Web for recall
Recall how Clinton returned to Arkansas from the campaign trail to preside over the execution of a mentally disabled man.
That action ignited protests that rocked Wisconsin and spurred a recall—only the second recall of a governor in U.S. history.The Next Phase of the Koch Brothers’ War on Unions|Carl Deal and Tia Lessin|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I do not recall what sort of aeroplane Mr. Hughes had at the time; however, it was quite comfortable, as I recall.
He liked to recall his films from the '20s and '30s, in which he put distinguished West End actors on the screen.
It took, as I recall, almost two days to fly from New York to Los Angeles.
Makes me nigh get that way myself, every time I recall—Whist!Dorothy at Oak Knowe|Evelyn Raymond
Both branches of the Lyric Club, in fact, came suddenly to grief, owing to a great misfortune which it is better not to recall.Forty Years of 'Spy'|Leslie Ward
I tried to recall my theory, and to close my eyes to the pathetic beauty of the face before me; but it was altogether in vain.The Doctor's Dilemma|Hesba Stretton
I knew there was something concerning the Castle of Peronne which dwelt on my mind, though I could not recall the circumstance.Quentin Durward|Sir Walter Scott
A courier had been sent to recall Pappenheim, as the army without his force counted only 18,000 men.Sweden|Victor Nilsson
1580s, "to bring back by calling upon," from re- "back, again" + call (v.); in some cases a loan-translation of Middle French rappeler (see repeal (v.)) or Latin revocare (see revoke). Sense of "bring back to memory" is from 1610s. Related: Recalled; recalling.
1650s, "act of recalling to mind," from recall (v.). In U.S. politics, "removal of an elected official," 1902.
see beyond recall.