recall to (someone or something)

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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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References in classic literature ?
As Professor Muirhead continues to lend the distinction of his name to the Library of Philosophy it seemed not inappropriate to allow him to recall us to these aims in his own words.
Thus this life seemed easy and natural, and we thought no longer of the life we led on land; but something happened to recall us to the strangeness of our situation.
I do not hesitate to state, baldly, that any war which would recall us to arms would be welcome!" (Tremendous applause!) "But war, gentlemen, is impossible under existing circumstances; and, however we may desire it, many years may elapse before our cannon shall again thunder in the field of battle.
Little things recall us to earth; the clock struck in the hall; that sufficed; I turned from moon and stars, opened a side-door, and went in.
Fairlie has written to Laura and me, to recall us to Limmeridge immediately.
First, I want to recall us to the title of this association, which nominates us all as teachers of English.
Is the horn music's cornucopia, its form also androgynous, capable of including and balancing the male power and female grace that recall us to ancient mysteries and rituals?
An ark to save us--or at least recall us to a music that could sing its perceptions and pleasures simultaneously.