recall to mind

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recall to mind

To cause one to remember or think about something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "recall" and "to." The tune on the radio recalls to mind my time spent in Paris as an undergraduate. One scene in particular recalled an event to mind that I hadn't thought about in nearly 20 years.
See also: mind, recall
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recall something to mind

to cause [someone] to remember something. The events of the day recall similar days in the past to mind. This book recalls a similar book published some years ago to mind.
See also: mind, recall
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Dear me," said Nastasia, thoughtfully, as though trying to recall something to mind.