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call

Synonyms of call in English:

verb

  • 1 “Wait for me!” she called
    cry out, cry, shout, yell, hail, bellow, roar, bawl, vociferate
    informal holler
  • 2 I'll call you tomorrow
    phone, telephone, get someone on the phone, give someone a call, give someone a ring, give someone a buzz
  • 3 dinner's ready—call the kids
    summon, send for, assemble, muster, invite, order
  • 4 the vice president called a meeting
    convene, summon, assemble
    formal convoke
  • 5 they called their son Liam
  • 6 yes, I would call him a friend
    describe as, regard as, look on as, consider to be
  • noun

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  • 1 I heard calls from the auditorium
  • 2 the call of the loon
    cry, song, sound
  • 3 I'll give you a call tomorrow
  • 4 he paid a call on Harold
    visit, social call
  • 5 a call for party unity
    appeal, request, plea, entreaty
  • 6 the last call for passengers on flight 701
    summons, request
  • 7 there's no call for expensive wine here
    demand, desire, market
  • 8 the call of the sea
    attraction, appeal, lure, allure, spell, pull, draw
  • 9 it's your call
  • Phrases

    call for

    1
    desperate times call for desperate measures
    require, need, necessitate;
    justify, warrant

    call off

    2
    we had to call off the trip to Maryland
    cancel, abandon, scrap, drop, ax, scrub, nix;
    end, terminate

    call on

    3
  • 1.1 I might call on her later
    visit, pay a visit to, go and see, drop in on, pop in on, visit with
  • 2.1 he called on the government to hold a plebiscite
    appeal to, ask, request, petition, urge, exhort
  • 3.1 we are able to call on qualified staff
    have recourse to, avail oneself of, draw on, make use of
  • call the shots

    4
    if she's gonna call the shots from now on, I'm not gonna stick around
    be in charge, be in control, be the boss, be at the helm/wheel, be in the driver's seat, pull the strings, run the show, rule the roost

    call to mind

    5
    this calls to mind the last constitutional debate
    evoke, bring to mind, call up, conjure up

    call up

    6
  • 1.1 Roland called me up to ask me out See sense 2 of the verb
  • 2.1 they called up the reservists
    enlist, recruit, conscript;
    draft
  • 3.1 he was called up from the minors
    select, pick, choose
  • on call

    7
    Dr. Merton is on call this evening
    on duty, on standby, available

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