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Definition 1: the act of removing an official by petition - [noun denoting act]

(recall is a kind of ...) the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation

(recall belongs to a domain located in ...) North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

Definition 2: the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where recall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has total recall of the episode

Synonyms for recall in the sense of this definition

(recall is a kind of ...) the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered

"he can do it from memory" "he enjoyed remembering his father"

(... is a kind of recall ) recall or remembrance

"it came to mind"

(... is a kind of recall ) recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall

(... is a kind of recall ) recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall

(... is a kind of recall ) recall after rote memorization

"he complained that school was just memorization and regurgitation"

Definition 3: a call to return - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where recall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the recall of our ambassador

(recall is a kind of ...) a request

"many calls for Christmas stories" "not many calls for buggywhips"

Definition 4: a bugle call that signals troops to return - [noun denoting communication]

(recall is a kind of ...) a signal broadcast by the sound of a bugle

Definition 5: a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for recall in the sense of this definition

(recall is a kind of ...) the verbal act of requesting

Definition 6: recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection - [verb of cognition]

Samples where recall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for recall in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of recall ) perceive as familiar

"I know this voice!"

(... is a kind of recall ) perceive to be the same

(... is a kind of recall ) refresh one's memory

"I reviewed the material before the test"

Definition 7: cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression - [verb of cognition]

Samples where recall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was recalled by a loud laugh

(recall is a kind of ...) direct one's attention on something

"Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

Definition 8: go back to something earlier - [verb of communication]

Samples where recall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This harks back to a previous remark of his

Synonyms for recall in the sense of this definition

(recall is a kind of ...) have as a meaning

"`multi-' denotes `many' "

(... is a kind of recall ) return in thought or speech to something

Definition 9: summon to return - [verb of communication]

Samples where recall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ambassador was recalled to his country
  • The company called back many of the workers it had laid off during the recession

Synonyms for recall in the sense of this definition

(recall is a kind of ...) order, request, or command to come

"She was called into the director's office" "Call the police!"

Definition 10: cause to be returned - [verb of possession]

Samples where recall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • recall the defective auto tires
  • The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt

Synonyms for recall in the sense of this definition

(recall is a kind of ...) take into one's possession

"We are taking an orphan from Romania" "I'll take three salmon steaks"

(... is a kind of recall ) withdraw from active service

"The warship was decommissioned in 1998"

Samples where recall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(recall is a kind of ...) declare null and void; make ineffective

"Cancel the election results" "strike down a law"

(... is a kind of recall ) withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds

Definition 12: call to mind - [verb of stative]

Samples where recall or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His words echoed John F. Kennedy

Synonyms for recall in the sense of this definition

(recall is a kind of ...) appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to

"She resembles her mother very much" "This paper resembles my own work"

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