Synonyms of call
1 nameDictionary • They called their daughter Mischa.
name • My mother insisted on naming me Horace.
entitle • an instrumental piece entitled `Changing States'
dub • He dubbed her the most exciting woman in the world.
designate • one man interviewed in our study, whom we shall designate as `Mr E'
term • He had been termed a temporary employee.
style • people who would like to style themselves as arms dealers
label • Too often the press are labelled as bad boys.
christen • a boat which he christened `the Stray Cat'
denominate • he saw scarcely a single elevation that he cared to denominate a hill
2 considerDictionary • His own party called him a traitor.
consider • I had always considered myself a strong, competent woman.
think • She thought he was about seventeen years old.
judge • It will take a few more years to judge the impact of these ideas.
estimate • Officials estimate it will be two days before electricity is restored to the island.
refer to as
3 cryDictionary • `Boys!' she called, 'Dinner's ready!'
cry • `You're under arrest!' he cried.
shout • We began to shout for help.
scream • If I hear one more joke about my hair, I shall scream.
yell • He was out there shouting and yelling.
whoop • The audience whooped and cheered with delight.
, be quiet
, be silent
, speak softly
4 phoneDictionary • Will you call me as soon as you hear anything?
phone • I got more and more angry as I waited for her to phone.
contact • When she first contacted me, she was upset.
telephone • I had to telephone him to say I was sorry.
ring (up) (informal, mainly British)
give (someone) a bell (British, slang)
5 send forDictionary • We'd better call the doctor.
summon • Howe summoned a doctor and hurried over.
page • He was paged repeatedly as the flight was boarding.
6 hailDictionary • He called me over the tannoy.
hail • I saw him and hailed him.
address • The two ministers did not address each other directly.
7 summonDictionary • The group promised to call a meeting of shareholders.
summon • We couldn't even summon up the energy to open the envelope.
gather • In the evenings, we gathered round the fire and talked.
assemble • There was nowhere for students to assemble before classes.
muster • They mustered in the open, well wrapped and saying little.
convene • He convened a meeting of all the managers.
collect • A crowd collected outside.
, call off
8 visitDictionary • He called at the house every day to ask how I was.
drop in (informal) • I'll drop in on my way home.
stop by • I'll stop by to see you before going home.
pop in (informal)
1 telephone callDictionary • I got a call from him late last night.
buzz (informal) • We'll give him a buzz when we get there.
tinkle (informal) • I'll give you a tinkle around five.
ring (informal) • We'll give him a ring as soon as we get back.
2 visitDictionary • He decided to pay a call on Mr Cummings.
visit • Helen recently paid me a visit.
3 requestDictionary • There was a call by the trade unions for members to stay home for the duration of the strike.
request • They agreed to his request for help.
order • The company say they can't supply our order.
demand • He grew ever more fierce in his demands.
appeal • The government issued a last-minute appeal to him to return.
command • The tanker failed to respond to a command to stop.
invitation • He received an invitation to lunch.
plea • an impassioned plea to mankind to act to save the planet
summons • a summons to the palace
supplication (formal) • He raised his arms in a gesture of supplication.
4 demandDictionary • I'm afraid there's not much call for that product round here. used in negative constructions
demand • The demand for coal is down.
need • There's no need to call the police.
market • There's no market for such expensive goods.
requirement • The products met all legal requirements.
necessity • There is agreement on the necessity of reforms.
5 needDictionary • There was no call for him to talk to you like he did. used in negative constructions
cause • There is obvious cause for concern.
reason • There is a reason for every important thing that happens.
occasion • You had no occasion to speak to him like that.
excuse • There is no excuse for what he did.
justification • I knew there was no justification for what I was doing.
claim • The office has been dealing with their claim for benefits.
6 attractionDictionary • a sailor who could not resist the call of the sea
attraction • It was never a physical attraction, just a meeting of minds.
draw (informal) • The draw of India lies in its beauty.
pull (informal) • No matter how much you feel the pull of the past, try to look to the future.
appeal • It was meant to give the party greater public appeal.
lure • The lure of rural life is proving as strong as ever.
attractiveness • Physical attractiveness can play a major part in how we react to people.
allure • It's a game that has really lost its allure.
magnetism • There was no doubting the animal magnetism of the man.
PHRASAL VERBS:▷ call for someone
IDIOM:▷ call the shots
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addressIf you address someone or address a remark to them, you say something to them.
• The two ministers did not address each other directly.
korero (New Zealand)
korero (New Zealand)
allureThe allure of something or someone is the pleasing or exciting quality that they have.
• It's a game that has really lost its allure.
appealAn appeal is a serious and urgent request.
• The government issued a last-minute appeal to him to return.
Thesaurus for call from the Collins English Thesaurus
to speak or utter (words, sounds, etc) loudly so as to attract attention
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