- To recall is defined as to bring, call back or remember.
An example of to recall is someone having a memory of their first kiss.
recall definition by Webster's New World
- to call back; ask or order to return; specif., to ask purchasers to return (an imperfect or dangerous product), often so that a manufacturing defect can be corrected
- to bring back to mind; remember
- to take back; cancel; annul; revoke; withdraw
- ☆ to remove from office by the process of recall
- to bring (the mind, attention, etc.) back, as to the immediate situation
- Old Poet. to revive
- the act of recalling
- the ability to remember; memory
- Mil. a signal, as on a bugle or drum, calling soldiers back to camp or ranks
- ☆ the process of removing, or right to remove, an official from office by popular vote, usually after using petitions to call for such a vote
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- recallable adjective
recall definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
transitive verb re·called, re·call·ing, re·calls
- To ask or order to return: recalled all workers who had been laid off.
- To summon back to awareness of or concern with the subject or situation at hand.
- To remember; recollect. See Synonyms at remember.
- To cancel, take back, or revoke.
- To bring back; restore.
- To request return (of a product) to the manufacturer, as for necessary repairs or adjustments.
- The act of recalling or summoning back, especially an official order to return.
- A signal, such as a bugle call, used to summon troops back to their posts.
- The ability to remember information or experiences.
- The act of revoking.
- a. The procedure by which a public official may be removed from office by popular vote.b. The right to employ this procedure.
- A request by the manufacturer of a product that has been identified as defective to return it, as for necessary repairs or adjustments.
- re·callˈa·ble adjective
recall - Business Definition
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Business Terms Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- An order or request that dismissed employees return to work.
- A company's announcement that merchandise it manufactured or sold should be returned for repair or replacement. For example, in 2000 Bridgestone/Firestone announced that, for safety reasons, it was undertaking a voluntary recall of nearly 6.5 million of certain types and sizes of tires it had manufactured.
- Removal of an elected official by public petition.
recall - Legal Definition
Webster's New World Law Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- A removal of a public official from office by means of a popular vote to prematurely end his or her term of service.
- A product manufacturer’s requesting the public to return faulty products for replacement or repair, required by the Consumer Safety Act.
recall - Medical Definition
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
To remember; recollect.noun
The ability to remember information or experiences.
recall - Phrases/Idioms
see beyond recall.