v. [bring (sth/sb) back into the mind; recollect ]

ex. She wanted to send him a letter but couldn't recall his address.

ex. an automaker issues a recall on your car








v. [ formally reject (a former opinion, belief, etc) as being wrong]

ps. If you recant, you say publicly that you no longer hold a set of beliefs that you had in the past.

ex. Witnesses threatened to recant their testimony when the court released their names to the paper.



June 22, 1633 – Galileo Recants his Heliocentric Theory

On this day in engineering history, the Holy Office in Rome forced Galileo Galilei to recant his scientific view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the universe. The heliocentric theory of the solar system was first forumalted by Nicolaus Copernicus, a Polish astronomer who refuted the geocentric models of Greek scholars Ptolemy and Aristotle.









v. [to restate briefly]

ex. To recapitulate what was said earlier, we need to develop new ways to gain customers.








v. [to cast again]

ex. The director decided to recast the movie with unknowns.


Twilight Saga Recasting: Who else could play Bella Swan?








n. [written statement that sth (esp money or goods) has been received ]

ex. get a receipt for your expenses


Dog gives receipt.








n. [container,space, etc for placing or storing sth]


Understanding the wiring in an electrical receptacle






adj. [able or inclined to receive; especially : open and responsive to ideas, impressions, or suggestions]

ex. I was happy to speak before such a receptive audience.







re-cede(yield, go)

v. [to move back or away]

ex. As the tide receded (from the shore) we were able to look for shells.







re-cess(yield, go)

n. [A recess is a break between the periods of work of an official body such as a committee, a court of law, or a government. ]

ex. The Senate debates will continue after the August recess.

ps. The students play outside after lunch and at recess.

n. [In a room, a recess is part of a wall which is built further back than the rest of the wall. ]

ps. alcove








n. [decline in economic activity or prosperity ]

ps. A recession is a period when the economy of a country is doing badly, for example because industry is producing less and more people are becoming unemployed.







adj. [A recessive gene produces a particular characteristic only if a person has two of these genes, one from each parent. C.f dominant . ]




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