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recall (v.)

1580s, "to bring back by calling upon," from re- "back, again, to a former state" + call (v.); in some cases a loan-translation of French rappeler (see repeal (v.)) or Latin revocare (see revoke). Sense of "bring back to memory" is from 1610s. A Latin-Germanic hybrid. Related: Recalled; recalling.

recall (n.)

1650s, "act of recalling to mind," from recall (v.). In U.S. politics, "removal of an elected official," 1902.

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Definitions of recall from WordNet
1
recall (v.)
recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection;
Synonyms: remember / retrieve / call back / call up / recollect / think
recall (v.)
go back to something earlier;
Synonyms: hark back / return / come back
recall (v.)
call to mind;
Synonyms: echo
recall (v.)
summon to return;
The ambassador was recalled to his country
Synonyms: call back
recall (v.)
cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression;
She was recalled by a loud laugh
recall (v.)
make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution;
The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty
recall (v.)
cause to be returned;
recall the defective auto tires
Synonyms: call in / call back / withdraw
2
recall (n.)
a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair);
Synonyms: callback
recall (n.)
a call to return;
the recall of our ambassador
recall (n.)
a bugle call that signals troops to return;
recall (n.)
the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort);
he has total recall of the episode
recall (n.)
the act of removing an official by petition;
From wordnet.princeton.edu