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.
See also: recall, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: recall, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It is love - unmentioned in this poem but undeniably present - that recalls us to hope, and reminds us that our lives have meaning.
In this way, like so many other reclaimed structures of the past decade or two (including Mass MOCA and the exhibition hall at Schaffhausen, which shows mostly American art of the Dia generation), Beacon also recalls us to the "white cube." This was Brian O'Doherty's now classic designation, some twenty-five years ago in this journal, for the modern gallery space, which he was the first to describe as an ideological space distinguished by a placeless "eternity of display." The white cube, to paraphrase O'Doherty, draws its optical mystique (clean, unshadowed, artificial) from the shallow picture plane of the modernist and late-modernist works it contains, which confirmed the autonomy of the wall.
It brings home his point of our removal from so much of what was accepted over a century ago, and recalls us to the past with tactile and eloquent memory.