Synonyms and Antonyms of calling on
to place reliance or trust
- She's the one I call on when I need a friend.
to make a request of
- She called on me for a ride to the airport.
appealing (to), begging, beseeching, conjuring, entreating, imploring, importuning, inviting, invoking, petitioning, pleading (to), praying, supplicating
demanding, enjoining, exacting, pressing, requiring
to make a request to (someone) in an earnest or urgent manner
- They called on a specialist after other avenues had failed.
appealing (to), begging, beseeching, besieging, conjuring, entreating, impetrating, imploring, importuning, petitioning, pleading (to), praying, soliciting, supplicating
bludging [chiefly Australian & New Zealand], cadging, mooching, sponging
asking, desiring, invoking, requesting, suing
claiming, coercing, commanding, compelling, demanding, forcing, insisting, requiring
hinting, implying, intimating, suggesting
appeasing, conciliating, gratifying, mollifying, obliging, pacifying, placating, pleasing, satisfying
comforting, consoling, contenting, quieting