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verb recall pronunciation in British English /rɪˈkɔːl/
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.
  2. 2
    [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 Royal Navy.
    Spain immediately recalled its ambassador for consultations.
  3. 4
    [transitive] 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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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