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call

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of call

  1. 1 a natural vocal sound made by an animal a ranger who could immediately identify the call of every creature in the forest Synonyms of call cry, note Words Related to call bark, bay, bellow, blat, bleat, bray, cackle, calling, caterwaul, caw, cheep, chirp, cluck, coo, crake, croak, crow, grunt, honk, hoot, howl, low, meow (also miaow), mew, moo, neigh, oink, peep, quack, roar, screech, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, trumpet, tu-whit tu-whoo, twitter, whinny, yap, yelp, yip, yowl

  2. 2 a coming to see another briefly for social or business reasons we paid a call on the new neighbors the day after they moved in Synonyms of call visit, visitation Words Related to call drop-in, stopover; get-together, meeting, rendezvous, tryst

  3. 3 a communication by telephone give me a call as soon as you arrive, so I'll know you got there safely Synonyms of call buzz, ring Words Related to call callback, cold call, conference call, message, toll call, voice mail

  4. 4 an act or instance of asking for information put out a call for background information about the suspect Synonyms of call question, inquiry, query, requestWords Related to call interrogatory; poll, questionnaire, survey; inquisition, interrogating, interrogation, questioning; examination, exploration, inquest, investigation, probe, probing, research, studyNear Antonyms of call answer, reply, response

  5. 5 an entitlement to something you have no call to insult people Synonyms of call claim, dibs, pretense (or pretence), pretension, rightWords Related to call birthright, prerogative, title; favor, privilege; refusalNear Antonyms of call disclaimer, quitclaim, release, waiver

  6. 6 a position arrived at after consideration I told you my preference for a cruise destination, but it's your call Synonyms of call award, decision, conclusion, deliverance, determination, diagnosis, judgment (or judgement), opinion, resolution, verdictWords Related to call behest, charge, commandment, decree, dictate, directive, edict, instruction, mandate, order, word; last word, say-so; adjudication, disposition, doom, finding, ruling, sentence; choice, option, selection; consensus; belief, conviction, eye, feeling, mind, notion, persuasion, sentiment, viewNear Antonyms of call deadlock, draw, halt, stalemate, standoff, tie

  7. 7 the state of being sought after especially for purchase there's not much call for classical music in this neck of the woods Synonyms of call demand, market, requestWords Related to call bear market, bull market; buyer's market, seller's market


call

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of call

  1. 1 to speak so as to be heard at a distance we could hear someone calling for help from the other side of the wall Synonyms of call bawl, bay, bellow, cry, holler, hollo (or halloo also hallo), roar, shout, sound off, thunder, vociferate, yell Words Related to call crow, whoop; scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squeak, squeal; caterwaul, howl, ululate, wail, yawp (or yaup), yowl; hail; speak out, speak up Near Antonyms of call breathe, mumble, murmur, mutter, whisper

  2. 2 to make a telephone call to use this cell phone to call me if there's an emergency Synonyms of call dial, phone, ring (up) [chiefly British], telephone Words Related to call beep, buzz; call in; cold-call

  3. 3 to make a brief visit the hospital posts the hours during which friends and relatives may call Synonyms of call come by, come over, drop by, drop in, pop (in), run (over), run in, step in, stop (by or in), visit Words Related to call barge (in); look up, see; bop (into), happen (by); frequent, hang (at), haunt, resort (to)

  4. 4 to put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to) the game was called on account of rain Synonyms of call abandon, abort, cancel, call off, cry off, drop, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke, scrap, scrubWords Related to call abrogate, annul, invalidate, nullify, void, write off; recant, retract, take back, withdraw; countermand, reverse, roll back; break off, discontinue, end, halt, stop, terminate; hold back, interrupt, suspend; give up, relinquish, surrenderNear Antonyms of call engage, pledge, promise; begin, commence, initiate, start; take on, take up, undertakeAntonyms of call continue, keep

  5. 5 to think of in a particular way I wouldn't quite call that cheating, but it's not entirely ethical either Synonyms of call account, consider, count, esteem, hold, look (on or upon), rate, reckon, regard, set down, viewWords Related to call believe, deem, feel, sense, think; conceive, fancy, imagine

  6. 6 to utter one's distinctive animal sound the dog called whenever it flushed a quail Synonyms of call cry, sing

  7. 7 to bring together in assembly by or as if by command called all the night workers in for a meeting Synonyms of call assemble, convoke, convene, muster, summonWords Related to call rally; call in, call out, call up, knell; amass, collect, gather, group, round up; reassemble, reconveneNear Antonyms of call break up, dissolve

  8. 8 to decide the size, amount, number, or distance of (something) without actual measurement let's call that five feet for now, and we'll measure it out later Synonyms of call calculate, estimate, conjecture, figure, gauge (also gage), guess, judge, make, place, put, reckon, supposeWords Related to call conclude, deduce, extrapolate, gather, infer, reason, understandNear Antonyms of call calibrate, measure, scale; compute, work out

  9. 9 to demand or request the presence or service of rushed to call a repairman when the furnace broke Synonyms of call summon, hailWords Related to call cite, subpoena; assemble, call out, call up, convene, convoke, muster; ask, bid, invite; command, order, request, requisition; beckon, demand, invoke; buzz, knell, page, ring, whistleNear Antonyms of call dismiss, send (away), turn away; banish, boot (out), cast out, drum (out), eject, expel, kick out, oust, out, rout, run off, throw out, turf (out) [chiefly British]

  10. 10 to give a name to we've decided to call the kitten “Molly” Synonyms of call baptize, name, christen, clepe [archaic], denominate, designate, dub, entitle, label, nominate, style, term, titleWords Related to call brand, stigmatize, tag; denote, specify; miscall, misname, mistitle; code-name, nickname; rechristen, relabel, rename; surname

  11. 11 to request the doing of by virtue of one's authority the union president is refusing to call a strike Synonyms of call command, decree, dictate, direct, mandate, ordain, orderWords Related to call ask, petition, request; demand, requireNear Antonyms of call cancel, countermand, rescind

  12. 12 to tell of or describe beforehand somehow the political pundit called the race results within a mere percentage point Synonyms of call augur, foretell, forecast, predict, presage, prognosticate, prophesy, read, vaticinateWords Related to call alert, caution, forewarn, warn; bode, forebode (also forbode), portend, promise; anticipate, divine, foreknow, foresee; announce, declare, herald, proclaimNear Antonyms of call describe, narrate, recite, recount, relate, report, tell

Synonym Discussion of call

summon, call, cite, convoke, convene, muster mean to demand the presence of. summon implies the exercise of authority.
    • was summoned to answer charges
call may be used less formally for summon.
    • called the legislature into special session
cite implies a summoning to court usually to answer a charge.
    • cited for drunken driving
convoke implies a summons to assemble for deliberative or legislative purposes.
    • convoked a Vatican council
convene is somewhat less formal than convoke.
    • convened the students
muster suggests a calling up of a number of things that form a group in order that they may be exhibited, displayed, or utilized as a whole.
    • mustered the troops


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