Meaning of recall

re•call

Pronunciation: (v.ri-kôl'n.ri-kôl', rē'kôl for 7–9, 12, 13 rē'kôl for 10, 11), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to bring back from memory; recollect; remember: Can you recall what she said?
  2. to call back; summon to return: The army recalled many veterans.
  3. 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.
  4. to summon back and withdraw the office from (a diplomat).
  5. to revoke or withdraw: to recall a promise.
  6. to revive.
—n.
  1. an act of recalling.
  2. recollection; remembrance.
  3. the act or possibility of revoking something.
  4. 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.
  5. Also calleda 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.
  6. a signal made by a vessel to recall one of its boats.
  7. a signal displayed to direct a racing yacht to sail across the starting line again.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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