Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun call

13 senses of call

Sense 1
call, phone call, telephone call -- (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")
       => telephone, telephony -- (transmitting speech at a distance)

Sense 2
Call -- (a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course; "he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call")
       => inclination, disposition, tendency -- (an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict")

Sense 3
cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation -- (a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience")
       => utterance, vocalization -- (the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication)

Sense 4
call, claim -- (a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty")
       => demand -- (an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing")

Sense 5
birdcall, call, birdsong, song -- (the characteristic sound produced by a bird; "a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age")
       => animal communication -- (communication between animals (of the same species))

Sense 6
call -- (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")
       => visit -- (the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time; "he dropped by for a visit")

Sense 7
margin call, call -- (a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement)
       => demand -- (an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing")

Sense 8
call -- (a demand for a show of hands in a card game; "after two raises there was a call")
       => demand -- (an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing")

Sense 9
call -- (a request; "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips")
       => request, asking -- (the verbal act of requesting)

Sense 10
call -- (an instruction that interrupts the program being executed; "Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed")
       => instruction, command, statement, program line -- ((computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program)

Sense 11
call -- (a visit in an official or professional capacity; "the pastor's calls on his parishioners"; "the salesman's call on a customer")
       => visit -- (the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity; "a visit to the dentist")

Sense 12
call -- ((sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call")
       => decision, determination, conclusion -- (the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly")

Sense 13
call option, call -- (the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date)
       => option -- (the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb call

28 senses of call

Sense 1
name, call -- (assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader")
       => label -- (assign a label to; designate with a label; "These students were labelled `learning disabled'")

Sense 2
call -- (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")
       => label -- (assign a label to; designate with a label; "These students were labelled `learning disabled'")

Sense 3
call, telephone, call up, phone, ring -- (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")
       => telecommunicate -- (communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail)

Sense 4
shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall -- (utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me")
       => utter, emit, let out, let loose -- (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand")
          Phrasal Verb-> call out#2

Sense 5
call, send for -- (order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!")
       => order, tell, enjoin, say -- (give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed")
          Phrasal Verb-> call forth#2; call forth#1; call up#4

Sense 6
visit, call in, call -- (pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens")
       => meet, get together -- (get together socially or for a specific purpose)

Sense 7
call -- (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")
       => request, bespeak, call for, quest -- (express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service")

Sense 8
call -- (read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll")
       => read -- (look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed; "The King will read the proclamation at noon")

Sense 9
call -- (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")
       => telecommunicate -- (communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail)

Sense 10
call -- (utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another")
       => utter, emit, let out, let loose -- (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand")

Sense 11
call -- (stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; "call a football game")
       => postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off -- (hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam")

Sense 12
address, call -- (greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name")
       => address, turn to -- (speak to; "He addressed the crowd outside the window")

Sense 13
call -- (make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow")
       => stop, stop over -- (interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence")

Sense 14
call, call in -- (demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan")
       => demand, exact -- (claim as due or just; "The bank demanded payment of the loan")

Sense 15
bid, call -- (make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump")
       => play -- (participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches")

Sense 16
call, call off -- (give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance)

Sense 17
call -- (indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes behind the plate")
       => indicate -- (to state or express briefly; "indicated his wishes in a letter")

Sense 18
predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, forebode, anticipate, promise -- (make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election")
       => guess, venture, pretend, hazard -- (put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong")

Sense 19
call -- (require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond")
       => ask, require, expect -- (consider obligatory; request and expect; "We require our secretary to be on time"; "Aren't we asking too much of these children?"; "I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons")

Sense 20
call -- (challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that")
       => challenge, dispute, gainsay -- (take exception to; "She challenged his claims")

Sense 21
call -- (declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out")
       => declare, adjudge, hold -- (declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent")

Sense 22
call -- (lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks")
       => entice, lure, tempt -- (provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation")

Sense 23
call -- (order or request or give a command for; "The unions called a general strike for Sunday")
       => order -- (make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage")

Sense 24
call -- (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")
       => request -- (ask (a person) to do something; "She asked him to be here at noon"; "I requested that she type the entire manuscript")

Sense 25
call -- (utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids")
       => utter, emit, let out, let loose -- (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand")

Sense 26
call -- (challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact")
       => challenge, dispute, gainsay -- (take exception to; "She challenged his claims")

Sense 27
call -- (consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful")
       => see, consider, reckon, view, regard -- (deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do")

Sense 28
call -- (rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning")
       => awaken, wake, waken, rouse, wake up, arouse -- (cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM.")

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