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Recall meaning

recall - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. the process of remembering ( especially the process of recovering information by mental effort); " he has total recall of the episode"
  2. 2. a bugle call that signals troops to return
  3. 3. a call to return; " the recall of our ambassador"
  4. 4. a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product ( as for replacement or repair)
  5. 5. The right or procedure by which a public official, commonly a legislative or executive official, may be removed from office, before the end of his term of office, by a vote of the people to be taken on the filing of a petition signed by a required number or percentage of qualified voters.
  6. 6. Short for recall of judicial decisions, the right or procedure by which the decision of a court may be directly reversed or annulled by popular vote, as was advocated, in 1912, in the platform of the Progressive party for certain cases involving the police power of the state.
  7. 7. To call back; to summon to return; as, to recall troops; to recall an ambassador.
  8. 8. To revoke; to annul by a subsequent act; to take back; to withdraw; as, to recall words, or a decree.
  9. 9. To call back to mind; to revive in memory; to recollect; to remember; as, to recall bygone days.
  10. 10. A calling back; a revocation.
  11. 11. A call on the trumpet, bugle, or drum, by which soldiers are recalled from duty, labor, etc.
  12. 12. Act of recalling.
  13. 13. To call back; revoke; remember.

recall - examples of usage

  1. She must have wished him to try if he, being a man, could not do something; or if she did not, still he would try, and if she heard of it she would recall what she had said and would be glad he had understood her so. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. I couldn't recall it if I wished. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  3. It will be sufficient to recall the fact that such a question is approaching. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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