English Synonyms and Antonyms
Abjure, discard, forswear, recall, recant, renounce, retract, and revoke, like abandon, imply some previous connection. Renounce (Latin re, back, and nuntio, bear a message) is to declare against and give up formally and definitively; as, to renounce the pomps and vanities of the world. Recant (Latin re, back, and canto, sing) is to take back or deny formally and publicly, as a belief that one has held or professed. Retract (Latin re, back, and traho, draw) is to take back something that one has said as not true or as what one is not ready to maintain; as, to retract a charge or accusation; one recants what was especially his own, he retracts what was directed against another. Repudiate (Latin re, back, or away, and pudeo, feel shame) is primarily to renounce as shameful, hence to divorce, as a wife; thus in general to put away with emphatic and determined repulsion; as, to repudiate a debt. To deny is to affirm to be not true or not binding; as, to deny a statement or a relationship; or to refuse to grant as something requested; as, his mother could not deny him what he desired. To discard is to cast away as useless or worthless; thus, one discards a worn garment; a coquette discards a lover. Revoke (Latin re, back, and voco, call), etymologically the exact equivalent of the English recall, is to take back something given or granted; as, to revoke a command, a will, or a grant; recall may be used in the exact sense of revoke, but is often applied to persons, as revoke is not; we recall a messenger and revoke the order with which he was charged. Abjure (Latin ab, away, and juro, swear) is etymologically the exact equivalent of the Saxon forswear, signifying to put away formally and under oath, as an error, heresy, or evil practise, or a condemned and detested person. A man abjures his religion, recants his belief, abjures or renounces his allegiance, repudiates another's claim, renounces his own, retracts a false statement. A person may deny, disavow, disclaim, disown what has been truly or falsely imputed to him or supposed to be his. He may deny his signature, disavow the act of his agent, disown his child; he may repudiate a just claim or a base suggestion. A native of the United States can not abjure or renounce allegiance to the Queen of England, but will promptly deny or repudiate it. Compare ABANDON.
a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
a call to return
"the recall of our ambassador"
a bugle call that signals troops to return
recall, recollection, reminiscence(noun)
the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)
"he has total recall of the episode"
the act of removing an official by petition
remember, retrieve, recall, call back, call up, recollect, think(verb)
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"
recover, cerebrate, suppose, mean, reckon, commemorate, mobilize, phone, return, recollect, find, retrieve, call in, rally, hark back, call up, echo, guess, come back, call, think, intend, conceive, opine, bring forward, imagine, mobilise, commend, believe, call back, think back, think of, ring, consider, remember, cogitate, withdraw, regain, telephone
hark back, return, come back, recall(verb)
go back to something earlier
"This harks back to a previous remark of his"
reelect, bring back, echo, retrovert, return, recollect, deliver, retrieve, call in, refund, hark back, give back, call up, rejoin, revert, devolve, repay, turn back, come back, retort, think, riposte, give, take back, pass, render, yield, regress, call back, fall, generate, remember, withdraw
call to mind
"His words echoed John F. Kennedy"
recall, call back(verb)
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"
cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression
"She was recalled by a loud laugh"
make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution
"The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty"
recall, call in, call back, withdraw(verb)
cause to be returned
"recall the defective auto tires"; "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
swallow, sequester, echo, seclude, back away, crawfish out, retire, recollect, crawfish, retreat, visit, take, call in, back out, hark back, call up, take back, return, come back, pull away, take out, think, disengage, unsay, bow out, draw back, recede, move back, call back, call, sequestrate, draw, draw off, take away, adjourn, remember, withdraw, retrieve, pull back, pull in one's horns, remove
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How to use recall in a sentence?
As I recall, there was this one: I love it's gentle warble, I love it's gentle flow; I love to wind my tongue up; And I love to let it go.
Many Fort Worth residents recall this visit as the last moment of happiness before tragedy struck.
The safety of infants and children is Beech-Nut's top priority. We are issuing this voluntary recall, because we learned through routine sampling by the State of Alaska that a limited quantity of Beech-Nut Single Grain Rice Cereal products had levels of naturally-occurring inorganic arsenic above the FDA guidance level, even though the rice flour used to produce these products tested below the FDA guidance level for inorganic arsenic.
Neil remembers we shook hands, and I recall putting my hand on his shoulder and we smiled.
My biggest problem is my short-term memory, it's my ability to recall what I said, what I did, what I need to do, and that's steady through a day.
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- памінаць, памянуцьBelarusian
- recordarCatalan, Valencian
- Rückruf, zurückrufen, erinnern, entsinnen, gedenken, RückrufaktionGerman
- εντολή επιστροφής, ανάκληση, αναπολώGreek
- retirada, evocarSpanish
- rappel, souvenir, rappeler, se remémorerFrench
- bi cuimhne aig, cuimhnich, meòraichScottish Gaelic
- ritirare, ricordare, revocare, ricordarsi, richiamare, riportare, riportare alla memoriaItalian
- 思い起す, 想起, 呼び返す, 思い出すJapanese
- მოგონება, გახსენება, შეხსენებაGeorgian
- 회상하다, 생각나다Korean
- product recall, herinneren, terughaalactieDutch
- przywołanie, odwołanie, pamięć, pokryciePolish
- recordar, convocar, recall, reconvocar, lembrarPortuguese
- вспомнить, отзывать, отозвать, вспоминатьRussian
- återkalla, minnas, dra sig till minnes, komma ihågSwedish
- Gợi lạiVietnamese
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