Synonyms of call in English:

call


See definition of call

verb

1‘‘Wait for me!’ she called’

SYNONYMS
cry out, cry, shout, yell, sing out, whoop, bellow, roar, halloo, bawl, scream, shriek, screech
exclaim
informal holler, yoo-hoo, cooee
rare ejaculate, vociferate

2‘I got so tired, Mum had to call me at least three times every morning’

SYNONYMS
wake up, wake, awaken, waken, rouse
informal give someone a shout
British informal knock up

3‘I'll call you tomorrow’

SYNONYMS
phone, telephone, get on the phone to, get someone on the phone, dial, make a call to, place a call to, get, reach
British ring up, ring, give someone a ring
informal call up, give someone a call, give someone a buzz, buzz
British informal give someone a bell, bell, give someone a tinkle, get on the blower to
North American informal get someone on the horn

4‘you'd better call the doctor’

SYNONYMS
summon, send for, ask for
order
page

5‘he called at Ashgrove Cottage on his way home’

SYNONYMS
pay a visit to, pay a brief visit to, visit, pay a call on, call in on, look in on
informal drop in on, drop by, stop by, pop into

6‘the prime minister called a meeting of senior cabinet ministers’

SYNONYMS
convene, summon, call together, order, assemble
arrange, arrange a date for, arrange a time for
announce, declare
formal convoke

7‘they called their daughter Hannah’

SYNONYMS
name
christen, baptize
designate, style, term, dub, label, entitle
archaic clepe
rare denominate
answer to the name of, go by the name of

8‘he's the only person I would call a friend’

SYNONYMS
describe as, regard as, look on as, consider to be, judge to be, think of as, class as, categorize as

noun

1‘I heard calls of ‘Come on Steve’ from the auditorium’

SYNONYMS
cry, shout, yell, whoop, roar, scream, shriek
exclamation
informal holler
rare vociferation

2‘the call of the water rail’

SYNONYMS
cry, song, sound

3‘I'll give you a call tomorrow’

SYNONYMS
phone call, telephone call
British ring
informal buzz
British informal bell, tinkle

4‘later that day, he paid a call on Harold Shoesmith’

SYNONYMS
visit, social call

5‘the President issued a call for party unity’

SYNONYMS
appeal, request, plea, entreaty
demand, order, command

6‘the last call for passengers on flight BA701’

SYNONYMS
summons, request

7‘there's no call for that kind of language’

SYNONYMS
need, necessity, occasion, reason, justification, grounds, excuse, pretext
cause

8‘there's no call for expensive wine here’

SYNONYMS
demand, desire, want, requirement, need
market

9‘walkers can't resist the call of the Cairngorms’

SYNONYMS
attraction, appeal, lure, allure, allurement, fascination, seductiveness
magic, beauty, spell, pull, draw

Phrases

    call something into question

    ‘the safety of milk was never really called into question’


    SYNONYMS

    doubt, distrust, mistrust, suspect, lack confidence in, have doubts about, be suspicious of, have suspicions about, have misgivings about, feel uneasy about, feel apprehensive about, cast doubt on, query, question, challenge, dispute, have reservations about

    archaic

    misdoubt

    ANTONYMS

    trust

    call for

    1‘desperate times call for desperate measures’


    SYNONYMS

    require, need, necessitate, make necessary, demand

    be grounds for, justify, warrant, be a justification for, be a reason for

    involve, entail

    2‘I'll call for you around seven’


    SYNONYMS

    pick up, collect, fetch, come to get, go to get, come for

    call something off

    ‘the proposed tour to Australia was called off’


    SYNONYMS

    cancel, abandon, shelve, scrap, drop, mothball

    informal

    axe, scrub, scratch, nix

    North American informal

    redline

    call on

    1‘I thought I might call on her later today’


    SYNONYMS

    visit, pay a visit to, pay a call on, go and see, look in on

    North American

    visit with, go see

    informal

    look up, drop in on, pop in on

    2‘he called on the government to hold a plebiscite’


    SYNONYMS

    appeal to, ask, request, apply to, petition

    urge

    beg, implore, entreat, beseech, plead with

    3‘we are able to call on academic staff with a wide variety of expertise’


    SYNONYMS

    have recourse to, avail oneself of, turn to, draw on, look to, make use of, use, utilize, bring into play

    call the shots

    ‘directors call the shots and nothing happens on set without their say-so’


    SYNONYMS

    be in charge, be in control, be in command, be the boss, be at the helm, be in the driving seat, be at the wheel, be in the saddle, pull the strings, hold the purse strings

    informal

    run the show, rule the roost

    British informal

    wear the trousers

    call to mind

    1‘the still lifes call to mind Cézanne's works’


    SYNONYMS

    evoke, put one in mind of, recall, bring to mind, call up, summon up, conjure up

    echo, allude to

    2‘I cannot call to mind where I have seen you’


    SYNONYMS

    remember, recall, recollect, think

    Scottish

    mind

    archaic

    bethink oneself of

    call someone up

    1‘Roland called me up at the crack of dawn’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    phone, telephone, call, get on the phone to, get someone on the phone, dial, make a call to, place a call to, get, reach

    British

    ring up, ring, give someone a ring

    informal

    give someone a call, give someone a buzz, buzz

    British informal

    give someone a bell, bell, give someone a tinkle, get on the blower to

    North American informal

    get someone on the horn

    2‘they have called up more than 20,000 reservists’


    SYNONYMS

    enlist, recruit, sign up

    conscript

    US

    draft

    3‘he was called up for England's final Test at the Oval’


    SYNONYMS

    select, pick, choose

    British

    cap

    informal

    give someone the nod

    on call

    ‘one of the team will be on call around the clock’


    SYNONYMS

    on duty, on standby, standing by, ready, available