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'call' - used as a noun
Synonyms for 'call'
1. a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call
2. a telephone connection
she reported several anonymous calls
he placed a phone call to London
he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
3. a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
4. a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"
5. the characteristic sound produced by a bird
6. a brief social visit
senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers
the characters in Henry James' novels are forever paying calls on each other, usually in the parlor of some residence
7. a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
8. a demand for a show of hands in a card game
after two raises there was a call
9. a request
many calls for Christmas stories
not many calls for buggywhips
10. an instruction that interrupts the program being executed
Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed
11. a visit in an official or professional capacity
the salesman's call on a customer
12. (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee
he was ejected for protesting the call
13. the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date

'call' - used as a verb
14. assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
15. get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
I tried to call you all night
Take two aspirin and call me in the morning
16. ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality
He called me a bastard
She called her children lazy and ungrateful
17. order, request, or command to come
She was called into the director's office
Call the police!
18. utter a sudden loud cry
19. pay a brief visit
The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens
20. call a meeting; invite or command to meet
The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the 'Final Solution'
The new dean calls meetings every week
21. order or request or give a command for
The unions called a general strike for Sunday
22. order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role
He was already called 4 times for jury duty
They called him to active military duty
23. indicate a decision in regard to
call balls and strikes behind the plate
24. stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather
call a football game
25. read aloud to check for omissions or absentees
Call roll
26. send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message
Hawaii is calling!
A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling
27. declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee
call a runner out
28. utter a characteristic note or cry
bluejays called to one another
29. utter in a loud voice or announce
He called my name
The auctioneer called the bids
30. make a prediction about; tell in advance
Call the outcome of an election
31. challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense
He deserves to be called on that
32. consider or regard as being
I would not call her beautiful
33. demand payment of (a loan)
Call a loan
34. give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance
35. greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name
Call me Mister
She calls him by first name
36. make a stop in a harbour
The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow
37. make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
He called his trump
38. require the presentation of for redemption before maturation
Call a bond
39. lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal
Call ducks
40. challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of
call the speaker on a question of fact
41. rouse somebody from sleep with a call
I was called at 5 A.M. this morning

derived forms
1. Call / Plural
calls
2. Call / Past
called
3. Call / Third Person
calls
4. Call / Present Participle
calling
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