Definition of Call up

1. Noun. An order to report for military duty.

Generic synonyms: Summons
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

2. Verb. Bring forward for consideration. "The case was called up in court"
Exact synonyms: Bring Forward
Generic synonyms: Raise

3. Verb. Get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone. "They call up "; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"
Exact synonyms: Call, Phone, Ring, Telephone
Category relationships: Telephone, Telephony
Specialized synonyms: Cell Phone, Call In
Entails: Dial
Generic synonyms: Telecommunicate
Related verbs: Call
Derivative terms: Call, Caller, Phone, Phoner, Ring, Telephone, Telephone, Telephoner

4. Verb. Recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection. "They won't call up the story "; "Call up memories"

5. Verb. Call to arms; of military personnel.
Exact synonyms: Mobilise, Mobilize, Rally
Generic synonyms: Call, Send For
Derivative terms: Mobilisation, Mobilisation, Mobilization, Rallying
Antonyms: Demobilize

Definition of Call up

1. Noun. An order to report for military service. ¹

2. Verb. To retrieve from personal or computer memory. ¹

3. Verb. (idiomatic) To call on the telephone. ¹

4. Verb. To select e.g. to a sports squad. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Call Up

call sign
call signs
call someone's bluff
call stack
call stacks
call the ball
call the police
call the shots
call the tune
call them as one sees them
call to account
call to mind
call to order
call to prayer
call to the bar
call up (current term)
call ups
call value
call waiting
calla lily
callable bond
callable bonds

Literary usage of Call up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"Tait the names of the founders of his science call up the ideas, not so much of the scientific documents they have left behind them in our libraries, ..."

2. The History of Sicily from the Earliest Times by Edward Augustus Freeman (1892)
"... of Sicily did not simply call up wild hopes for the future, past failure might seem to call to renewed undertakings which should not end in failure. ..."

3. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. by James Boswell, Arnold Glover (1901)
"For instance, he would call up a boy and ask him Latin for a candlestick, which the boy could not expect to be asked. Now, Sir, if a boy could answer every ..."

4. On the Study of Celtic Literature by Matthew Arnold (1867)
"to call up any number of instances. Latin poetry supplies plenty of instances too; if we put this from ..."

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