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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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Just as the biblical Esther was called to save the nation, I cast my vote for another woman called forth in such times as these.
Yahweh called forth Aaron and his four sons to be "My priests" (Exodus 28:1).
Peters is part of the celebrated Greatest Generation that lived through the Depression, World War II, and the New Frontier--a time when the American political process called forth leaders who inspired the public to service and sacrifice.
At that time the area, now swallowed up by the Central Station and Neville Street, was green and open, with a tree-lined promenading area called Forth Walks.
Another, less mimetic structure might have called forth the polish and the subtlety the dancers lacked.
If the point was a return to pleasure, it was painfully hedged and qualified, and seemed all too like the work Amer tried to deny: art called forth by theoretical calculation rather than real aesthetic sensuousness.
Imagine the flood of emotions called forth when our 10-member delegation visited the Du Bois Centre for Pan-African Culture in Accra, where his body rests, and the ashes of his widow, Shirley Graham Du Bois, reside.
Bishop Matthews, who often faces varying levels of acceptance when she travels abroad, stated, "the ordained leadership of the church is called forth from the baptized," which includes both men and women.
The author also illustrates how the invigorating presence of committed SCN women alongside the Jesuits, their partners in mission, answered a need that called forth a courageous response from the people they served.
We follow the making of racialist colonial society and the upheavals that rendered it--in the Whites' self image-- "one of the freest republics on earth;" at the same time we see that there had been called forth a strong culture of slave resistances.
One of these, the victory of Hellenistic/Roman civilization, shattered biblical Judaism and called forth a response (analogous to the response of Torah) in the form of Rabbinic Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.