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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AGCS cited the example of defective airbags - one of the largest recalls to hit the automotive industry to date, which is expected to result in some 60 to 70 million units recalled worldwide across at least 19 manufacturers, with an estimated cost of close to $25 billion.
It also describes FDA's policy for moving forward with posting recalls to the FDA's Enforcement Report, which is a web listing of all recalls monitored by FDA, in some cases before a final health hazard evaluation is completed.
The agency wants all the recalls to cover those four areas, plus counties near the Gulf Coast in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Louisiana, as well as Guam, Saipan and American Samoa.
KID recommended that manufacturers make better use of multiple channels to communicate recalls to the public.
In fact companies may be using recalls to increase sales through the increased foot falls in the showrooms and service centres.
Thursday's announcement brings the size of Toyota's recalls to about 9.5 million cars and trucks in the US since October, with some recalls affecting models as old as the 1998 model year.
His goal is to meet the legal requirements of the town charter in order for the recalls to be on the ballots in time for the annual town election to be held May 15.
Northwest expects pilot recalls to continue in 2007.
(95) The change allowed recalls to be delayed and combined with a regularly scheduled election if the recall was scheduled to take place within 180 days of the election.
Some attribute ineffective recalls to undersupported regulators.