• Cassim leans against the door and tries desperately to recall the word
    Cassim leans against the door and tries desperately to recall the word
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v recall recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection "I can't remember saying any such thing","I can't think what her last name was","can you remember her phone number?","Do you remember that he once loved you?","call up memories"
    • v recall cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression "She was recalled by a loud laugh"
    • v recall summon to return "The ambassador was recalled to his country","The company called back many of the workers it had laid off during the recession"
    • v recall go back to something earlier "This harks back to a previous remark of his"
    • v recall cause to be returned "recall the defective auto tires","The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
    • v recall make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution "The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty"
    • v recall call to mind "His words echoed John F. Kennedy"
    • n recall the act of removing an official by petition
    • n recall the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort) "he has total recall of the episode"
    • n recall a bugle call that signals troops to return
    • n recall a call to return "the recall of our ambassador"
    • n recall a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Recall (Mil) A call on the trumpet, bugle, or drum, by which soldiers are recalled from duty, labor, etc.
    • Recall A calling back; a revocation. "'T is done, and since 't is done, 't is past recall ."
    • Recall (Political Science) 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.
    • Recall (Political Science) 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.
    • Recall To call back to mind; to revive in memory; to recollect; to remember; as, to recall bygone days.
    • Recall To call back; to summon to return; as, to recall troops; to recall an ambassador. "If Henry were recalled to life again."
    • Recall To revoke; to annul by a subsequent act; to take back; to withdraw; as, to recall words, or a decree. "Passed sentence may not be recall'd ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • recall To call back from a distance; summon or cause to return or to be returned; bring back by a call, summons, or demand: as, to recall an ambassador or a ship; we cannot recall our lost youth.
    • recall To call back to mind or perception; renew the memory or experience of; bring again, as something formerly experienced.
    • recall To revoke; take back, as something given or parted with; countermand; abrogate; cancel: as, to recall a decree or an order; to recall an edition of a book.
    • recall Synonyms Recant, Abjure, etc. (see renounce); Repeal, Rescind, etc. (see abolish).
    • n recall A calling back; a summons to return; a demand for reappearance, as of a performer after he has left the stage (usually indicated by long-continued applause): as, the recall of an ambassador; the recall of an actor.
    • n recall A calling back to mind; the act of summoning up the memory of something; a bringing back from the past.
    • n recall Revocation; countermand; retraction; abrogation.
    • n recall A musical call played on a drum, bugle, or trumpet to summon back soldiers to the ranks or to camp.
    • n recall A signal-flag used to recall a boat to a ship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Recall rē-kawl′ to call back: to command to return: to revoke: to call back to mind
    • n Recall act of recalling or revoking: a signal to soldiers to return
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  • Edward Dahlberg
    “We can only write well about our sins because it is too difficult to recall a virtuous act or even whether it was the result of good or evil motives.”
  • Leigh Hunt
    “It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old.”
  • John Newton
    John Newton
    “So dress and conduct yourself so that people who have been in your company will not recall what you had on.”
  • Dante Alighieri
    “There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.”
  • Paul Harvey
    Paul Harvey
    “In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.”
  • Pearl S. Buck
    “Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.”


In literature:

Well, it's done; I can't recall it.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
He recalled to-day as he had pictured it.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
He has not exactly said so in any words I can recall, but he can be tactful when he likes.
"The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest" by Margaret Vandercook
The sight recalled another scene.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
All at once Paul recalled the way in which the man had lunged at the horse at the moment of their escape.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
He recalled Uncle Benjamin's teaching, that a man rises by overcoming his defects, and so gains strength.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Richelieu was recalled to the Ministry.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
The messenger who was to summon Machault was recalled as he mounted his horse.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
He recalled the dancer, leaping like a flame about the stage.
"The Art of Disappearing" by John Talbot Smith
I try to recall the word, and the effort is painful, and doesn't succeed.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan

In poetry:

Nature, in vain thy tears are shed,
And vain the tempest in my breast;
Can they recall my Emma dead,
Or to my bursting heart bring rest?
"Lines" by Elizabeth Beverley
When those who now are wedded wives,
By children of their own embraced,
Recall their early joys, and taste
Anew the childhood of their lives.
"The Meetings Of The Flowers" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Alas! I had gathered them all,
Ere the blossom had ripened to bloom,
Nor could I their freshness recall!
I had gathered my flowers too soon !
"Too Soon" by Ernest Jones
Recall to mind the happy days
When thou wast filled with joy and praise;
Repent, thy former works renew,
Then I'll restore thy comforts too.
"Ephesus" by John Newton
When I dream of the friends of my youth,
And the hearts that were dear to me then,
I turn with a sigh
To the days gone by,
Yet I love to recall them again;
"Our Good Old Friends" by Septimus Winner
"And whenever those notes in the street begin,
I recall her, and that far scene,
And her acting of how the Allies marched in,
And her touse of the tambourine!"
"Leipzig" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Many know Ronny Cox by sight, if not by name, from his work in the movies "Deliverence", "Robocop", "Beverly Hills Cop", "Total Recall", and others.
Banana Boat sunscreen recalled over fire risk.
Banana Boat sunscreen recalled due to fire risk.
Banana Boat maker recalls spray-on sunscreen after rare reports of users catching on fire.
Banana Boat has recalled 23 brands of its UltraMist spray sunscreen following reports that a handful of people caught on fire after using it.
Banana Boat sunscreen recalled amid reports of users catching on fire.
Sunscreen recalled due to fire risk.
Recalled Fullerton councilman Don Bankhead .
A descendant of Titanic survivors recalls her family's experience on the sinking ship.
Back to Consumer and Recalls.
Drama Rod Lott Nearly every scene of HBO's telefilm Game Change, I recall from John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's excellent nonfiction book of the same thing.
American Signature Inc of Columbus, Ohio is recalling about 24,000 entertainment centers.
Jardine Enterprises is recalling about 96,000 cribs, the third crib recall the company has issued in a year.
The slats on the seven models of recalled cribs can break, leaving a gap where small children can get trapped or strangled, according to government safety officials.
Wholesale egg prices are up 40 percent because of the current recall.

In science:

Recall that we have the exact sequence of vector bundles 0 → T ∗M ⊗ V ι→ J 1 (M , V ) πV→ V → 0 .
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
Volm−k ≤ +∞ (ϕ ∈ C 0 (M ) , ϕ ≥ 0) . (Recall that E denotes expectation.) In fact the following general density formula tells us that (E |Zs |, ϕ) < +∞ if the test function ϕ has compact support.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
Recall that the spectral measure µ(0) (dλ) = µ(dλ) of the original determinantal random point field is given by (3.12).
Determinantal random point fields
Recall that Bc := {(ai )i∈I ∈ Li∈I Bi |π i i (aj )}.
Locally trivial quantum vector bundles and associated vector bundles
Recall that the energy scale for the small eigenvalues is 1/V Σ.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD