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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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She looked around at us, and then she called down, "Yes, they're all gone now.
Moments later her husband called down to say Charlotte was not breathing.
The 27-year-old Grant was called down to Australia after it was revealed that Jenkins would miss today's game against the Queensland Reds with a recurring calf injury that has plagued the second half of the Welshman's season.
Unfortunately, we live in a time when up is being called down, when innuendo and misrepresentation are substituted for reasoned discourse, and when many Americans are deeply frustrated and angry.
HUMAN hair gathered from salons across Cardiff has been used to create an artwork called Down in the Basement.
They called down and heard voices then called us to investigate.
The conference at Coventry Cathedral, called Down to Earth, will be attended by the Bishop of Coventry, the Rt Rev Colin Bennetts (pictured right).
I don't like the possibility of being the one person who, when you watch a movie, you say didn't seem to know what he was doing,'' admits the New York-born, Argentina-raised, half-Danish actor, who was called Down Under to Jackson's location when the original actor, Stuart Townsend, proved wrong for the part.
In 1953 the Chronicle ran a series of articles called Down Your Street which looked at different areas in the North East.
And to accompany their Premiership Big Drop index IG now have a First Division relegation market called Down in One.
In the fourth century Saint Augustine said, "We still do what the apostles did when they laid hands on the Samaritans and called down the Holy Spirit on them by the laying on of hands.
Charlie's new single is called Down Down Down and he will release his debut album Young Pilgrim on August 15.
An exhibition called Down Under Live is taking place at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds on March 27-28.
Emms, 34, of Appletree Gardens, Spencerbeck, Middlesbrough, only stopped when one of the children called down.
She was still breathing and he called down to his sister to call their father and an ambulance.