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call

call

 
 
pronunciation:
kawl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
call for, call off
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part of speech: verb
inflections: called, calling, calls
definition 1: to say in a loud voice or shout out.
She called his name, but nobody answered.
synonyms:
exclaim, hail, shout
similar words:
bellow, clamor, name, sing, speak, utter
definition 2: to tell to come.
The bell called us to dinner.
synonyms:
ask, invite, summon
similar words:
challenge, claim, demand
definition 3: to telephone.
Call me next week.
synonyms:
phone, telephone
similar words:
contact, dial
definition 4: to name.
She called her story "The Missing Monkey."
synonyms:
entitle, name, term
similar words:
christen, denote, designate, identify, style, title
definition 5: to make a visit.
Call on us when you are in town.
similar words:
drop by, drop in, pop in, stop at, stop by, stop in
phrase: call for
phrase: call off
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a shout or loud cry.
We didn't hear his call for help.
synonyms:
cry, outcry, shout
similar words:
clamor, hail, holler, scream, uproar
definition 2: the sound made by a bird or animal.
The bullfrog's call sounds like a loose banjo string.
synonyms:
cry, song
definition 3: an act of telephoning.
We got her call early this morning.
synonyms:
buzz, ring
definition 4: a short visit.
He paid her a call.
synonyms:
visit
similar words:
pause, stay
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  • caller:
    a person who calls.
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