- 1 NAmE//ˈrikɔl//, NAmE//rɪˈkɔl//[uncountable] the ability to remember something that you have learned or something that happened in the past She has amazing powers of recall. to have instant recall (= to be able to remember something immediately) to have total recall (= to be able to remember all the details of something)
- 2 NAmE//rɪˈkɔl//[singular] (business) a request or order from a company to return a product because of a possible problem Hundreds of machines are still in use despite a recall by the manufacturers.
- 3NAmE//rɪˈkɔl//[singular] the act of removing a public official from office by a vote
- 4NAmE//rɪˈkɔl//[singular] an official order for someone to return to a place Thomas's recall to the swim team. the recall of their ambassador from Peru Idioms
impossible to bring back to the original state; impossible to remember The paintings were damaged beyond recall.
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