call (something) to order


: to say that (something, such as a meeting or court session) should begin
She called the meeting to order at 8:15.

Examples of call (something) to order in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For at least three days last week, maybe five, the second link in the U.S. military chain of command, the man the president would call to order military action in a crisis, was missing in action with no explanation. Jamie McIntyre, Washington Examiner, 8 Jan. 2024 People should call to order before Dec. 24, Cota advised. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 6 Dec. 2021 Then the ceremony began with the traditional call to order by the sheriff of Middlesex County. Grace Gilson,, 26 May 2022 The council’s formal meeting begins at 4 p.m. at the County Government Center, 2001 S. State St., and the comment period is shortly after the call to order. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Jan. 2022 Getting self-driving cars to drive safely from point A to point B is the urgent call to order. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 Hours before the event, Trump asked Kemp in the phone call to order the legislative session; the governor refused, according to a senior government official in Georgia with knowledge of the call who was not authorized to discuss the private conversation and spoke on the condition of anonymity. Aamer Madhani, Star Tribune, 5 Dec. 2020

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“Call (something) to order.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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