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verb     recall pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerecalling
past tenserecalled
past participlerecalled
  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. a.
      to make you feel or experience something that you have felt or experienced in the past
    2. b.
      [transitive] to remind you of someone or something similar

      a painter whose style recalls the Hudson River school

  2. 2
    [transitive] if a company recalls a product, it asks people who bought it to return it because there is something wrong with it
  3. 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.

  4. 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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