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Synonyms for call

consider

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phone

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visit

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call for someone

call for something: demand

call for something: require

call on someone: request

call on someone: visit

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call someone up: telephone

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  • 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

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  • 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

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that which provides a reason or justification

the act of demanding

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

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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

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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

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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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And worse, with so much of our country's budget in the hands of the foreign-aid donors, the power of Ugandan voters to hold our government to account has been usurped by international creditors--precisely because he who pays the piper calls the tune.
And, just as Swearengen notes later in the aforementioned scene, ``Change calls the tune we dance to,'' HBO decided the song-and-dance was over.
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He who pays the piper calls the tune and federal funding would almost certainly mean better supervision in an area that is certain to attract the unscrupulous, reckless, and even fanatical just as much as it does adventurous mavericks like West.
So, when it comes to setting the trend for their teenage fans, it looks like Piper calls the tune.
He who can pay the piper the biggest bucks calls the tune.