Definitions of recall

  1. To call back; to summon to return; as, to recall troops; to recall an ambassador.
  2. To revoke; to annul by a subsequent act; to take back; to withdraw; as, to recall words, or a decree.
  3. To call back to mind; to revive in memory; to recollect; to remember; as, to recall bygone days.
  4. To summon back; as, to recall an ambassador; recollect; as, to recall a name; take back; as, to recall angry words; revoke; as, to recall a decision.
  5. To call back: to command to return: to revoke: to call back to mind: to remember.
  6. To call back; revoke; remember.
  7. To call back; countermand.
  8. To recollect.
  9. go back to something earlier; " This harks back to a previous remark of his"
  10. cause one's ( or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression; " She was recalled by a loud laugh"
  11. summon to return; " The ambassador was recalled to his country"
  12. make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution; " The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty"
  13. To call back; to revoke.
  14. To call back or again; to revoke; to revive in the mind.
  15. the act of removing an official by petition
  16. a bugle call that signals troops to return
  17. a call to return; " the recall of our ambassador"
  18. a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product ( as for replacement or repair)
  19. The right or procedure by which a public official, commonly a legislative or executive official, may be removed from office, before the end of his term of office, by a vote of the people to be taken on the filing of a petition signed by a required number or percentage of qualified voters.
  20. Short for recall of judicial decisions, the right or procedure by which the decision of a court may be directly reversed or annulled by popular vote, as was advocated, in 1912, in the platform of the Progressive party for certain cases involving the police power of the state.
  21. A calling back; a revocation.
  22. The power by which an unsatisfactory public official may be put out of office, by vote of the people; the right of the citizens of a state to set aside by vote the decision of a court; a signal sounded on a drum, bugle, etc., to call beck soldiers.
  23. Act of recalling or revoking.
  24. Act of recalling.
  25. A calling back or countermanding; a signal to call back soldiers, etc.
  26. A calling back; revocation; power of calling back or revoking.
  27. The act or power of calling back; a revocation.