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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 there's an emergency

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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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6 to utter one's 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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10 to give a name to
  • we've 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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12 to tell of or describe beforehand
  • somehow the political pundit called the race results within a mere percentage point

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call

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Synonyms & Antonyms of call (Entry 2 of 2)

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 I'll 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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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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The first known use of call was before the 12th century

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“Call.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/call. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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