1. [ verb ] cause to be returned
Synonyms: withdraw call_in recall

"recall the defective auto tires" The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"

Related terms: take decommission callback
2. [ verb ] recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
Synonyms: remember recall think recollect call_up remind retrieve

: "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"

Related terms: forget recognize review know remember idea recall recall think retrieval
3. [ verb ] return or repeat a telephone call

"I am busy right now--can you call back in an hour?" "She left a message but the contractor never called back"

Related terms: answer call-back
4. [ verb ] summon to return
Synonyms: recall

"The ambassador was recalled to his country" "The company called back many of the workers it had laid off during the recession"

Related terms: call call-back
Similar spelling:   callback