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Synonyms for call







call for someone

call for something: demand

call for something: require

call on someone: request

call on someone: visit


call someone up: telephone


  • telephone
  • phone
  • ring
  • buzz
  • dial
  • call up
  • give (someone) a ring
  • put a call through to
  • give (someone) a call
  • give (someone) a buzz
  • give (someone) a bell
  • give someone a tinkle
  • get on the blower to

call someone up: enlist

call something off

call the shots


  • be in charge
  • be in control
  • give the orders

Synonyms for call

to speak or say very loudly or with a shout

to demand to appear, come, or assemble

to describe with a word or term

to communicate with (someone) by telephone

to go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize

to tell about or make known (future events) in advance, especially by means of special knowledge or inference

call for: to be a proper or sufficient occasion for

call for: to have as a need or prerequisite

call for: to ask for urgently or insistently

call off: to decide not to go ahead with (something previously arranged)

a loud cry

a telephone communication


that which provides a reason or justification

the act of demanding

an act or an instance of going or coming to see another

Synonyms for call

a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course

a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"


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the characteristic sound produced by a bird

a brief social visit

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a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement


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a demand for a show of hands in a card game

a request

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an instruction that interrupts the program being executed

a visit in an official or professional capacity

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(sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee

the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date


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assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to

ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality

get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone

pay a brief visit

call a meeting

read aloud to check for omissions or absentees

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send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.

utter a characteristic note or cry

stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather

greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name


make a stop in a harbour

demand payment of (a loan)


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make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands

give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance


indicate a decision in regard to

require the presentation of for redemption before maturation

challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement

declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee

lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal

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order or request or give a command for

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order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role

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challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of

consider or regard as being

rouse somebody from sleep with a call

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Many former players were already in the city, or well on their way, when the game was called off at 10am.
Newmains United FC's game against Vale of Leven was called off for the second weekend in a row.
The search operation has been called off for the second missing Polish climber due to bad weather.
Leader of action committee called off the strike in a public meeting held after Friday prayer.
The action, which would have involved drivers, maintenance staff and security personnel, has now been called off after the union agreed to take a new pay offer from the company.
Rob Jones But the first two days of strike action - one on Saturday and one next Thursday - have now been called off and services will run as normal.
Rain was the winner as all fixtures in the four Premier League divisions were called off as Mumbles maintained their place at the summit of the standings having seen their game with Newport called off.
Manchester United's game with Bournemouth was called off after a suspect package - later found to be left behind after a security training exercise - was found inside the stadium, amid scenes of fear and confusion.
The Current estimated value of the services to be called off under the Framework Agreement is between 300 000 GBP and 400 000 GBP over the 3 year period of the Framework Agreement.
Jordanian singer Omar Al Abdalaat announced that he has officially halted all career related activities and called off all events in solidarity with the people in Gaza and stressed his resentment of the brutal Israeli attacks that have taken the lives of many.
Summary: Artists as diverse as Neil Young, Backstreet Boys and Megadeth have all called off shows in Israel due to deadly conflict with Hamas.
A SEARCH for four Britons feared dead after the yacht they were sailing capsized in the mid-Atlantic Ocean has been called off.
LAHORE -- The nurses have called off their eight day-long strike, saying that the Punjab government has accepted their demands.
He said: "There were areas of the pitch that were probably dangerous so it was called off.
The match, which Thurrock were winning 1-0 when it was called off, had been chosen as a showcase game in the Ryman Premier League to promote a campaign against discrimination.