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 for recall
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recall \Re*call"\ (r[-e]*k[add]l"), v. t.
     1. To call back; to summon to return; as, to recall troops;
        to recall an ambassador.
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              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.
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              Passed sentence may not be recall'd.  --Shak.
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     3. To call back to mind; to revive in memory; to recollect;
        to remember; as, to recall bygone days.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recall \Re*call"\, n.
     1. A calling back; a revocation.
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              'T is done, and since 't is done, 't is past recall.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. (Mil.) A call on the trumpet, bugle, or drum, by which
        soldiers are recalled from duty, labor, etc. --Wilhelm.
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     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.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  recall
      n 1: a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to
           return the product (as for replacement or repair) [syn:
           recall, callback]
      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: recall, 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, recall, call back, call
           up, recollect, think] [ant: blank out, block,
           draw a blank, forget]
      2: go back to something earlier; "This harks back to a previous
         remark of his" [syn: hark back, return, come back,
         recall]
      3: call to mind; "His words echoed John F. Kennedy" [syn:
         echo, recall]
      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: recall, 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, supply]
      7: cause to be returned; "recall the defective auto tires"; "The
         manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt" [syn:
         recall, call in, call back, withdraw]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  180 Moby Thesaurus words for "recall":
     abolish, abolishment, abolition, abrogate, abrogation, anamnesis,
     annul, annulment, arouse, awaken, bid come, bring back,
     bring to mind, bring to recollection, call, call away, call back,
     call for, call forth, call in, call out, call to mind,
     call together, call up, cancel, canceling, cancellation,
     carry back, cassation, cite, commitment to memory, conjure,
     conjure up, constitutional referendum, convene, convoke,
     countermand, counterorder, defeasance, demand, denial, deny,
     direct initiative, disannul, disavow, disavowal, disown,
     do away with, educe, elicit, evoke, exercise of memory, extract,
     facultative referendum, flashback, forswear, give a hint,
     give the cue, go back, go back over, hark back, hindsight,
     hold the promptbook, indent, indirect initiative, initiative,
     invalidate, invalidation, invoke, jog the memory,
     learning by heart, look back, looking back, make void, mandate,
     mandatory referendum, memoir, memorization, memorizing, memory,
     mind, muster, muster up, nag, nudge, nullification, nullify,
     order up, override, overrule, page, palinode, plebiscite,
     plebiscitum, preconize, prompt, prompt the mind, put in mind,
     put in remembrance, recall to mind, recalling, recant, recantation,
     recapture, recollect, recollecting, recollection, reconsideration,
     reevoke, referendum, reflect, reflection, remember, remembering,
     remembrance, remind, remind one of, reminisce, reminiscence,
     renege, repeal, requisition, rescind, rescinding, rescindment,
     rescission, retain, retrace, retract, retraction, retrospect,
     retrospection, return, reversal, reverse, review,
     review in retrospect, revive, revocation, revoke, revokement, rote,
     rote memory, rouse, see in retrospect, send after, send for, serve,
     set aside, setting aside, statutory referendum, stir, study,
     subpoena, suggest, summon, summon forth, summon up, summons,
     suspend, suspension, take, take back, think back, think of,
     use hindsight, vacate, vacation, vacatur, void, voidance, voiding,
     waive, waiver, waiving, waken, withdraw, withdrawal, write off,
     write-off
  
  

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