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call

call

 
 
pronunciation:
kawl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
call for, call off
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: called, calling, calls
definition 1: to shout or cry out.
synonyms:
cry, exclaim, hail, hallo, holler, roar, scream, shout, yell
similar words:
bellow, clamor, name, sing, speak, utter, vociferate
definition 2: to summon, ask, or invite.
She called us to dinner.
synonyms:
ask, invite, summon
similar words:
beckon, buzz, challenge, claim, conjure, demand, invoke, postulate
definition 3: to attract.
She calls attention to herself.
synonyms:
attract, tempt
similar words:
allure, beckon, entice, lure
definition 4: to awaken (one) from sleep.
He called her at seven a.m.
synonyms:
arouse, awaken, wake
similar words:
stir
definition 5: to telephone.
synonyms:
buzz, phone, telephone
similar words:
contact, dial
definition 6: to make a sound to attract (animals).
synonyms:
attract, lure
definition 7: to summon officially.
synonyms:
invoke, rally, summon
similar words:
assemble, collect, convene, convoke, gather, muster, petition
definition 8: to announce or order as (a meeting, election, or the like).
synonyms:
announce, command, declare, decree, demand, order, proclaim
similar words:
assemble, bid, convene, convoke, instruct, muster, require
definition 9: to bring under review or consideration.
The court called our case.
synonyms:
consider
similar words:
bring, estimate, judge, reckon, review
definition 10: to name.
She is called Mary.
synonyms:
denominate, dub, entitle, name, term
similar words:
christen, denote, designate, identify, specify, style, tag, title
definition 11: to give a descriptive name or label to.
He called me a thief.
synonyms:
dub, label, name, specify, style, term
similar words:
characterize, denote, describe, identify, indicate, tag
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to speak loudly for the purpose of attracting attention; yell; shout.
synonyms:
cry, hail, halloo, holler, shout, yell
similar words:
bellow, exclaim, roar, scream, speak, vociferate
definition 2: to telephone someone.
synonyms:
phone, telephone
similar words:
buzz, contact, dial
definition 3: to make a visit.
Call on us when you are in town.
synonyms:
visit
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.
synonyms:
cry, outcry, shout
similar words:
clamor, hail, holler, scream, uproar
definition 2: the sound made by a bird or animal.
synonyms:
cry, song
similar words:
bird call
definition 3: an expressed demand or need.
We have a call for more supplies.
synonyms:
demand, necessity, need, summons
similar words:
appeal, cry, request
definition 4: an act of telephoning.
synonyms:
buzz, ring
definition 5: a brief visit.
He paid her a call.
synonyms:
stopover, visit
similar words:
pause, sojourn, stay
definition 6: a summons, request, or invitation.
the call of the dinner bell
synonyms:
change, direction, directive, instruction, invitation, order, request, summons
similar words:
bid, command, notice
definition 7: the attraction or fascination of something.
the call of the city
synonyms:
allure, appeal, attraction, draw, fascination, invitation, lure
similar words:
charm, enticement
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  • caller:
    a person who calls.
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