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Definition 1: an order to report for military duty - [noun denoting communication]

(call up is a kind of ...) an order to appear in person at a given place and time

(call up belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 2: recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection - [verb of cognition]

Samples where call up 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 up in the sense of this definition

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

"I know this voice!"

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

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

"I reviewed the material before the test"

Definition 3: get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone - [verb of communication]

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

  • I tried to call you all night
  • Take two aspirin and call me in the morning

Synonyms for call up in the sense of this definition

(call up is a kind of ...) communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail

(... is a kind of call up ) call up by using a cellular phone

"If the train is late, I will cell phone you"

(... is a kind of call up ) make a phone call

"call in to a radio station" "call in sick"

(call up implies ...) operate a dial to select a telephone number

"You must take the receiver off the hook before you dial"

(call up has a similar meaning as ...) send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message

"Hawaii is calling!" "A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling"

(call up belongs to category ...) transmitting speech at a distance

Definition 4: bring forward for consideration - [verb of communication]

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

  • The case was called up in court

Synonyms for call up in the sense of this definition

(call up is a kind of ...) cause to be heard or known; express or utter

"raise a shout" "raise a protest" "raise a sad cry"

Definition 5: call to arms; of military personnel - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for call up in the sense of this definition

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

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

Definition 6: cause to become available for use, either literally or figuratively - [verb of creation]

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

  • clicking on the icon calls up the program
  • the author's description of the banquet called up delicious aromas
  • running into an old friend summoned up memories of her childhood

Synonyms for call up in the sense of this definition

(call up is a kind of ...) make or cause to be or to become

"make a mess in one's office" "create a furor"

(... is a kind of call up ) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

"raise the specter of unemployment" "he conjured wild birds in the air" "call down the spirits from the mountain"

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