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Definition 1: recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection - [verb of cognition]

Samples where call back or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I can't remember saying any such thing
  • I can't think what her last name was
  • can you remember her phone number?
  • Do you remember that he once loved you?
  • call up memories

Synonyms for call back in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of call back ) perceive as familiar

"I know this voice!"

(... is a kind of call back ) perceive to be the same

(... is a kind of call back ) refresh one's memory

"I reviewed the material before the test"

Definition 2: summon to return - [verb of communication]

Samples where call back or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The ambassador was recalled to his country
  • The company called back many of the workers it had laid off during the recession

Synonyms for call back in the sense of this definition

(call back is a kind of ...) order, request, or command to come

"She was called into the director's office" "Call the police!"

Definition 3: return or repeat a telephone call - [verb of communication]

Samples where call back or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am busy right now--can you call back in an hour?
  • She left a message but the contractor never called back

(call back is a kind of ...) react verbally

"She didn't want to answer" "answer the question" "We answered that we would accept the invitation"

Definition 4: cause to be returned - [verb of possession]

Samples where call back or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • recall the defective auto tires
  • The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt

Synonyms for call back in the sense of this definition

(call back is a kind of ...) take into one's possession

"We are taking an orphan from Romania" "I'll take three salmon steaks"

(... is a kind of call back ) withdraw from active service

"The warship was decommissioned in 1998"

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