call/take the register

Definition of call/take the register

British

  1. :  to read out an official list of names After the students were seated, the teacher called/took the register.

Word by Word Definitions

callplay
  1. :  to speak in a loud distinct voice so as to be heard at a distance :  shout

    :  to make a request or demand

    :  to utter a characteristic note or cry

  1. :  an act of calling with the voice :  shout

    :  an imitation of the cry of a bird or other animal made to attract it

    :  an instrument used for calling

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

registerplay
  1. :  a written record containing regular entries of items or details

    :  a book or system of public records

    :  a roster of qualified or available individuals

  1. :  to make or secure official entry of in a register

    :  to enroll formally especially as a voter or student

    :  to record automatically :  indicate

  1. :  registrar


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