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call

call

 
 
pronunciation:
kawl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
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 as he was crossing the street.
synonyms:
exclaim
similar words:
name, sing, speak
definition 2: to tell someone to come.
Our host called us to dinner.
synonyms:
invite
similar words:
challenge, claim, demand
definition 3: to telephone.
Please call me next week.I can't talk now. Can I call you back later?
synonyms:
phone, telephone
similar words:
contact, dial
definition 4: to name.
She called her child Isaiah.
synonyms:
name
similar words:
designate, identify
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the sound made by a bird or animal.
The crow's call sounds like "caw caw."
definition 2: an instance of speaking to someone by telephone.
We got her call early this morning.
definition 3: a short visit.
He paid her a call.
synonyms:
visit
similar words:
pause
phrase: call off
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  • caller:
    a person who calls.
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