recall

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Pronunciation[change]

verb
  • IPA: /rɪˈkɔːl/
noun

Verb[change]

Plain form
recall

Third-person singular
recalls

Past tense
recalled

Past participle
recalled

Present participle
recalling

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you recall something, you think about something you learned or experienced in the past.
    She recalled a childhood summer camp in the Tetons, singing around a campfire.
    She recalled an incident at school when her son was seven.
    I don't recall seeing any situation like that.
    And you have a two children, as I recall.
    He recalls that his grandmother gave him his first taste of wine at age 4 or 5.
  2. (transitive) If you recall a worker, you officially ask them to come back to a job or place.
    The workers were recalled after a two month layoff.
  3. (transitive) If you recall a product, you tell stores and customers to send it back because it has a problem.

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Noun[change]

Singular
recall

Plural
recalls

  1. (uncountable) Recall is your ability to think about something you learned or experienced in the past.
    You can improve your recall by using memory tricks.
  2. (countable) A recall is a request to stores and customers to send back a product because it has a problem.
    The company is announcing the recall of fifteen different products.

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