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English verb: call back

1. call back (possession) cause to be returned


SamplesRecall the defective auto tires.
The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt.


Synonymscall in, recall, withdraw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take


Narrower (hyponym)decommission

2. call back (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 up, 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

3. call back (communication) return or repeat a telephone call


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


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


Broader (hypernym)answer, reply, respond

4. call back (communication) summon to return


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


Synonymsrecall


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)call, send for









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