recall to

recall to (someone or something)

1. To cause someone to remember or think about something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "recall" and "to." The tune on the radio recalls to me my time spent in Paris as an undergraduate. One scene in particular recalled an event to me that I hadn't thought about in nearly 20 years.
2. To summon, request, or call someone back to some place or thing. A noun or pronoun is used between "recall" and "to." The specialist recalled me to her office in Chicago for a follow-up evaluation. The president has recalled our ambassadors back to the United States, effective immediately.
3. To jolt or restore someone back to some clear, focused, or purposeful state of mind. A noun or pronoun is used between "recall" and "to." Her impassioned letter recalled me to a sense of purpose I hadn't felt in years. Use these smelling salts to recall her to consciousness.
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recall something to someone

to bring something to the mind of someone. Your comments recall another event to me—something that happened years ago. What you just said recalled an old saying to me.
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Recent research by Deloitte states, "it was found that the average cost of a recall to participating food and consumer product companies is $10 million, in addition to brand damage and lost sales.
This includes ensuring that all parties are notified, enabling defective products to be claimed quickly, evaluating the recall to ensure that the process has been completed with no traces of defective product left on the shelf or in the patient's hands, and submitting final reports to the FDA.
High-profile recalls, like last summer's Bridgestone/Firestone tire recall, have brought product recall to the top of consumers' minds, opening eyes to the risks of common products, said Bernhard Steves, vice president of Insurance Brokers Service, which offers a product-recall insurance policy called Total Recall Plus.
GE said Spitzer is "just plain wrong" in his assertions, that he has been "irresponsible with the facts of this important safety recall", and that he is "using the recall to grandstand for personal political advantage.
The discussion ranges widely from initiative, referendum, and recall to open meeting laws and other features.
Juran declared that "for a recall to be effective it is essential that the procedures for the recall be in place before there is any need for the recall .