(noun, verb)


1. a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)

Similar word(s): callback

Definition categories: communication, asking, request

2. a call to return

- the recall of our ambassador

Definition categories: communication, call

3. a bugle call that signals troops to return

Definition categories: communication

4. the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)

- he has total recall of the episode

Similar word(s): recollection, reminiscence

Definition categories: thought, memory, remembering

5. the act of removing an official by petition

Definition categories: act, abrogation, annulment, repeal


1. recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

Similar word(s): recollect, remember, retrieve, think

Definition categories: cognition

2. go back to something earlier

Similar word(s): return

Definition categories: communication, denote, refer

3. call to mind

Similar word(s): echo

Definition categories: stative, resemble

4. summon to return

- The ambassador was recalled to his country

Definition categories: communication, call

5. cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression

- She was recalled by a loud laugh

Definition categories: cognition, center, centre, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet

6. make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution

- The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty

Definition categories: social, cancel

7. cause to be returned

- recall the defective auto tires

Similar word(s): withdraw

Definition categories: possession, take

Sentences with recall as a verb:

- He was recalled to service after his retirement.

- She was recalled to London for the trial.