[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 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.
(may take a clause as object) to bring back to mind; recollect; remember
to order to return; call back permanently or temporarily: to 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 call: to sound the recall
(US) the process by which elected officials may be deprived of office by popular vote
1580s, “to bring back by calling upon,” from re- “back, again” + call (v.); in some cases a loan-translation of Middle French rappeler (see repeal (v.)) or Latin revocare (see revoke). Sense of “bring back to memory” is from 1610s. Related: Recalled; recalling.
1650s, “act of recalling to mind,” from recall (v.). In U.S. politics, “removal of an elected official,” 1902.
recall re·call (rĭ-kôl’)
v. re·called, re·call·ing, re·calls
To remember; recollect. n. (rē’kôl’)
The ability to remember information or experiences.
see: beyond recall
[rey-kuh-myey] /ˌreɪ kəˈmyeɪ/ noun 1. a backless day bed of the Directoire and Empire periods, having raised ends of equal height. [rey-ka-myey] /reɪ kaˈmyeɪ/ noun 1. Madame (Jeanne Françoise Julie Adélaïde Bernard) 1777–1849, French social leader in the literary and political circles of Paris.
[ree-kan-l-uh-zey-shuh n, ree-kuh-nal-] /riˌkæn l əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌri kəˌnæl-/ noun, Surgery. 1. the reopening of a previously occluded passageway within a blood vessel. recanalization re·can·a·li·za·tion (rē-kān’ə-lĭ-zā’shən) n.
[keyn] /keɪn/ noun 1. a stick or short staff used to assist one in walking; walking stick. 2. a long, hollow or pithy, jointed woody stem, as that of bamboo, rattan, sugar cane, and certain palms. 3. a plant having such a stem. 4. split rattan woven or interlaced for chair seats, wickerwork, etc. 5. […]
[ri-kant] /rɪˈkænt/ verb (used with object) 1. to withdraw or disavow (a statement, opinion, etc.), especially formally; retract. verb (used without object) 2. to withdraw or disavow a statement, opinion, etc., especially formally. /rɪˈkænt/ verb 1. to repudiate or withdraw (a former belief or statement), esp formally in public v. 1530s, from Latin recantare “recall, […]