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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 was later offered a job at BBC York interviewinterviewY -ing celebrities and also worked for a magazine called Down Your Way.
He called down to Mission Control Houston and took some video of it.
The Poker Face star had called down to her fans, who were waiting outside the Park Hyatt hotel, and threw roses petals on them from her hotel room.
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.
They called down and heard voices then called us to investigate.
Dozens of 16-year-old Ben's friends and family called down "bye bye" from the public gallery.
The film's subject and born-again Renaissance man Christian Hosoi called down the blessings in a speech that was as impassioned as it was lengthy.
The show is called Down at the Bog, and the reader is often reminded that in England bogs and bog paper have to do with bathroom facilities.
We are getting called down to the place time after time, and criminals are actually travelling from as afar afield as Gateshead and Durham to carry out crimes at the yard."
READING the articles about meeting with the Queen reminds me of a time in March 1944 at a place called Down Ampney, Gloucestershire.
Plays are called down from the press box and signaled in, based on the defensive alignment.
For his willingness to take politically unpopular stands against member states acting parochially to protect vested interests, Monti has a well-earned reputation for being an independent actor within Europe, one who has called down as much ire from European national officials as from their counterparts in the U.S.
As with the fixed-odds firms, Italy have been well supported recently and, with Argentina having been called down by a couple of firms, they are now general second favourites to France.