Meaning of recall

Definition of recall

(noun) a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
a call to return; "the recall of our ambassador"
a bugle call that signals troops to return
the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort); "he has total recall of the episode"
the act of removing an official by petition
(verb) recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; "I can't remember saying any such thing"; "I can't think what her last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories"
go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous remark of his"
call to mind; "His words echoed John F. Kennedy"
summon to return; "The ambassador was recalled to his country"; "The company called back many of the workers it had laid off during the recession"
cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression; "She was recalled by a loud laugh"
make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution; "The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty"
cause to be returned; "recall the defective auto tires"; "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"

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