call back

Definitions of call back
  1. verb
    summon to return
    “The company called back many of the workers it had laid off during the recession”
    synonyms: recall
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    type of:
    call, send for
    order, request, or command to come
  2. verb
    cause to be returned
    “The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt”
    synonyms: call in, recall, withdraw
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    withdraw from active service
    type of:
    take into one's possession
  3. verb
    return or repeat a telephone call
    “I am busy right now--can you call back in an hour?”
    “She left a message but the contractor never called back
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    type of:
    answer, reply, respond
    react verbally
  4. verb
    recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    synonyms: call up, recall, recollect, remember, retrieve, think
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    blank out, block, draw a blank, forget
    be unable to remember
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    perceive as familiar
    recognise, recognize
    perceive to be the same
    brush up, refresh, review
    refresh one's memory
    consider to be equal or the same
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