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verb recall pronunciation in American English /rɪˈkɔl/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerecalling
past tenserecalled
past participlerecalled
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to remember something
    Twenty years later he could still clearly recall the event.
    recall (that): I seem to recall that you said you would do that yesterday.
    recall who/where/why etc.: Stephen frowned, trying to recall what had happened.
    recall doing something: I don’t recall seeing the document.
    1. b.
      [transitive] to remind you of someone or something similar
      a painter whose style recalls the Hudson River school
  2. 3
    [transitive] to order someone to return to their country or the place where they work, especially someone who works for their government
    He was recalled to active duty in the Navy.
    Spain immediately recalled its ambassador for consultations.
  3. 4
    [transitive] mainly British to choose a sports player to be in a team again after a period when they have not been in it
    recall someone to something: He was recalled to the team for the match against England.


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