From re- + call, modelled on Latin revocare or French rappeler.
- transitive To call back, bring back or summon to a specific place, station etc.
#:He was recalled to service after his retirement.
#:She was recalled to London for the trial.
- transitive To remember, recollect.
#:I don't recall that story.
- transitive To request or order someone or something to return, especially that a product or batch of products be returned to its manufacturer for repair or replacement
- transitive To cancel or annul, especially of a journey undertaken by an official.
#:California voters recalled Governor Gray Davis in 2003.
In sense 2. this is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing). See Appendix:English catenative verbs
- The action or fact of calling someone or something back.
- memory|Memory; the ability to remember.
- In w:Information retrieval|Information retrieval, the fraction of (all) relevant material that is returned by a search