From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrecallre‧call1 /rɪˈkɔːl $ ˈriːkɒːl/ ●●○ S3 W3 verb 1 remember something [intransitive, transitive not in progressive]REMEMBER to remember a particular fact, event, or situation from the past You don’t happen to recall his name, do you?recall (that) I seem to recall I’ve met him before somewhere.recall doing something I don’t recall seeing any cars parked outside.recall what/how/where etc I can’t recall who gave me the information. As I recall, it was you who suggested this idea in the first place.► see thesaurus at remember2 person [transitive]PGO to officially tell someone to come back to a place or grouprecall somebody to something Cole was recalled to the squad to replace the injured Quinn.recall somebody from something The Ambassador was recalled from Washington.3 product [transitive]BB if a company recalls one of its products, it asks people who have bought it to return it because there may be something wrong with it The cars had to be recalled due to an engine fault.4 computer [transitive] to bring information back onto the screen of a computer5 be similar to something [transitive]SAME if something recalls something else, it makes you think of it because it is very similar The furnishings recall the 1960s.6 politics [transitive] American English to vote to remove someone from their political position→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusrecall• The meeting went very well, as I recall.• The company voluntarily recalled about 11,000 of the devices to check them for defects.• Thousands of car baby-seats have had to be recalled after a fault was discovered in the safety harness.• a style of film-making that recalls Alfred Hitchcock• David recalled an incident that took place in the family home some 12 years previously.• Howard sighed. He could not recall ever being this tired before.• She recalls few low points in the four years since going public and has never regretted that decision.• Over 10,000 of the faulty irons had to be recalled from store shelves.• "I didn't like him very much, " Kev recalled. "He was arrogant."• As a child, she recalled, her parents had seemed very happy together.• As he later recalled, it was a damp, cold day.• The visitors recall medium pacer Martin Howie after completing a college course and Paul Johnson also returns.• For example, recall that in Euclidean geometry the sum of the angles of any triangle is always 1800.• I recall that on at least one occasion I saw him taking money from the office.• All the same, it was difficult to recall the legend exactly.• Opposition is seen as traumatic, a frightening situation because it recalls the violence of Mecca before the triumph of the One.• About 30 ambassadors were recalled to Moscow to explain their conduct in the coup.• He didn't like to recall what a disaster his business venture had been.recall (that)• Thousands of dangerous Candy machines are still in use despite a recall by the manufacturers.• I tried to recall details of Frankenstein's ghastly history.• He couldn't understand why he didn't recall it himself.• He stores his information in his brain and has an amazing recall of detail.• They recall our travels and migration, they recall great hunters, they are the notes and music of our songs.• I recall passing several boring hours in the California desert under dense, unbroken clouds before giving up.• Of course, the ousted Democrats see the recall results differently.• As 1 recall, we had until November 1, and this was October already.