[ 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)
to bring back from memory; recollect; remember: Can you recall what she said?
to call back; summon to return: The army recalled many veterans.
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.
International Law. to summon back and withdraw the office from (a diplomat).
to revoke or withdraw: to recall a promise.
an act of recalling.
the act or possibility of revoking something.
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.
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.
a signal made by a vessel to recall one of its boats.
a signal displayed to direct a racing yacht to sail across the starting line again.
SYNONYMS FOR recall
1 See remember.
5 rescind, retract, recant, repeal; annul.
9 revocation, retraction, repeal, withdrawal, recantation; nullification.
ANTONYMS FOR recall
Related formsre·call·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·call·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·called, adjective
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Examples from the Web for recallable
I suspect, however, that much of it left upon his mind no recallable impressions.Robert Falconer|George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for recallable
/ (rɪˈkɔːl) /
(may take a clause as object) to bring back to mind; recollect; remember
to order to return; call back permanently or temporarilyto recall an ambassador
to revoke or take back
to cause (one's thoughts, attention, etc) to return from a reverie or digression
poetic to restore or revive
the act of recalling or state of being recalled
revocation or cancellation
the ability to remember things; recollection
military (esp formerly) a signal to call back troops, etc, usually a bugle callto sound the recall
US the process by which elected officials may be deprived of office by popular vote
Derived Formsrecallable, adjective
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Medicine definitions for recallable
[ rĭ-kôl′ ]
To remember; recollect.
The ability to remember information or experiences.
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Idioms and Phrases with recallable
see beyond recall.
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