re·call /rɪˈkɔl, ˈrɪˌ/ 名詞
Re·call v. t.
1. To call back; to summon to return; as, to recall troops; to recall an ambassador.
If Henry were recalled to life again. --Shak.
2. To revoke; to annul by a subsequent act; to take back; to withdraw; as, to recall words, or a decree.
Passed sentence may not be recall'd. --Shak.
3. To call back to mind; to revive in memory; to recollect; to remember; as, to recall bygone days.
1. A calling back; a revocation.
'T is done, and since 't is done, 't is past recall. --Dryden.
2. Mil. A call on the trumpet, bugle, or drum, by which soldiers are recalled from duty, labor, etc.
3. Political Science (a) 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. (b) 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.
n 1: a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to
return the product (as for replacement or repair) [syn:
2: a call to return; "the recall of our ambassador"
3: a bugle call that signals troops to return
4: the process of remembering (especially the process of
recovering information by mental effort); "he has total
recall of the episode" [syn: recollection, reminiscence]
5: the act of removing an official by petition
v 1: 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" [syn: remember, retrieve, call back, call
up, recollect, think] [ant: forget]
2: go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous
remark of his" [syn: hark back, return, come back]
3: call to mind; "His words echoed John F. Kennedy" [syn: echo]
4: 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" [syn: call back]
5: cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to
return from a reverie or digression; "She was recalled by
a loud laugh"
6: make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution; "The
company recalled the product when it was found to be
faulty" [ant: issue]
7: cause to be returned; "recall the defective auto tires";
"The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
[syn: call in, call back, withdraw]