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English noun: call up

1. call up (communication) an order to report for military duty

Broader (hypernym)summons

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

English verb: call up

1. call up (communication) bring forward for consideration

SamplesThe case was called up in court.

Synonymsbring forward

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)raise

2. call up (communication) get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone

SamplesI tried to call you all night.
Take two aspirin and call me in the morning.

ExamplesSam cannot call up Sue , They call up

Synonymscall, phone, ring, telephone

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)telecommunicate

Narrower (hyponym)call in, cell phone


Verb groupcall

Domain categorytelephone, telephony

3. call up (cognition) recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

SamplesI 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.

Synonymscall back, recall, recollect, remember, retrieve, think

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Narrower (hyponym)brush up, know, recognise, recognize, refresh, review

Antonymsblank out, draw a blank, forget, block

4. call up (competition) call to arms; of military personnel

Synonymsmobilise, mobilize, rally

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)call, send for

Antonymsdemobilise, demobilize, inactivate

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