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call

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1 a natural vocal sound made by an animal

  • a ranger who could immediately identify the call of every creature in the forest
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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
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3 a communication by telephone

  • give me a call as soon as you arrive, so Iʼll know you got there safely
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4 an act or instance of asking for information

  • put out a call for background information about the suspect
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5 an entitlement to something

  • you have no call to insult people
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6 a position arrived at after consideration

  • I told you my preference for a cruise destination, but it's your call
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7 the state of being sought after especially for purchase

  • there's not much call for woodstoves in this part of the country
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call

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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
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2 to make a telephone call to

  • use this cell phone to call me if thereʼs an emergency
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dial, phone, ring (up) [chiefly British], telephone

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3 to make a brief visit

  • the hospital posts the hours during which friends and relatives may call
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4 to put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to)

  • the game was called on account of rain
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5 to think of in a particular way

  • I wouldn't quite call that cheating, but it's not entirely ethical either
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take for

6 to utter oneʼs distinctive animal sound

  • the dog called whenever it flushed a quail
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7 to bring together in assembly by or as if by command

  • called all the night workers in for a meeting
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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
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9 to demand or request the presence or service of

  • rushed to call a tow truck operator when the car broke down
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send for

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10 to give a name to

  • weʼve decided to call the kitten "Molly"
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11 to request the doing of by virtue of one's authority

  • the union president is refusing to call a strike
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call for

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12 to tell of or describe beforehand

  • somehow the political pundit called the race results within a mere percentage point
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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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