call back

Primary Meanings of call back

1.
v
summon to return
2.
v
recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
Full Definitions of call back
1

v summon to return

“The company called back many of the workers it had laid off during the recession”
Synonyms:
recall
Type of:
call, send for
order, request, or command to come

v cause to be returned

“The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt”
Synonyms:
call in, recall, withdraw
Types:
decommission
withdraw from active service
Type of:
take
take into one's possession

v 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
Type of:
answer, reply, respond
react verbally
2

v recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

Synonyms:
call up, recall, recollect, remember, retrieve, think
Antonyms:
blank out, block, draw a blank, forget
be unable to remember
Types:
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know
perceive as familiar
recognise, recognize
perceive to be the same
brush up, refresh, review
refresh one's memory
identify
consider to be equal or the same

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