Synonyms of call


1. call, phone call, telephone call, telephone, telephony

usage: a telephone connection; "she reported several anonymous calls"; "he placed a phone call to London"; "he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call"

2. Call, inclination, disposition, tendency

usage: a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call"

3. cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation, utterance, vocalization

usage: a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"

4. call, claim, demand

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

5. birdcall, call, birdsong, song, animal communication

usage: the characteristic sound produced by a bird; "a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age"

6. call, visit

usage: a brief social visit; "senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers"; "the characters in Henry James' novels are forever paying calls on each other, usually in the parlor of some residence"

7. margin call, call, demand

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

8. call, demand

usage: a demand for a show of hands in a card game; "after two raises there was a call"

9. call, request, asking

usage: a request; "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips"

10. call, instruction, command, statement, program line

usage: an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed"

11. call, visit

usage: a visit in an official or professional capacity; "the pastor's calls on his parishioners"; "the salesman's call on a customer"

12. call, decision, determination, conclusion

usage: (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call"

13. call option, call, option

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


1. name, call, label

usage: assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"

2. call, label

usage: ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality; "He called me a bastard"; "She called her children lazy and ungrateful"

3. call, telephone, call up, phone, ring, telecommunicate

usage: get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning"

4. shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall, utter, emit, let out, let loose

usage: utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me"

5. call, send for, order, tell, enjoin, say

usage: order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!"

6. visit, call in, call, meet, get together

usage: pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"

7. call, request, bespeak, call for, quest

usage: call a meeting; invite or command to meet; "The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'"; "The new dean calls meetings every week"

8. call, read

usage: read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll"

9. call, telecommunicate

usage: send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message; "Hawaii is calling!"; "A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling"

10. call, utter, emit, let out, let loose

usage: utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another"

11. call, postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off

usage: stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; "call a football game"

12. address, call, address, turn to

usage: greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name"

13. call, stop, stop over

usage: make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow"

14. call, call in, demand, exact

usage: demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan"

15. bid, call, play

usage: make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump"

16. call, call off

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

17. call, indicate

usage: indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes behind the plate"

18. predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise, guess, venture, pretend, hazard

usage: make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"

19. call, ask, require, expect

usage: require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond"

20. call, challenge, dispute, gainsay

usage: challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that"

21. call, declare, adjudge, hold

usage: declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out"

22. call, entice, lure, tempt

usage: lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks"

23. call, order

usage: order or request or give a command for; "The unions called a general strike for Sunday"

24. call, request

usage: order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role; "He was already called 4 times for jury duty"; "They called him to active military duty"

25. call, utter, emit, let out, let loose

usage: utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids"

26. call, challenge, dispute, gainsay

usage: challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact"

27. call, see, consider, reckon, view, regard

usage: consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful"

28. call, awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse

usage: rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning"

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Definition and meaning of call (Dictionary)