Synonyms of call in English:

call


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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, look in on
British call 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 someone up

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


    SYNONYMS
    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
    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 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

    ‘the smell brings to mind past similar experiences’


    SYNONYMS
    remind one of, cause one to remember, make one think of, cause one to remember, put one in mind of, take one back to, bring to mind, call to mind, awake one's memories of, evoke, call up, conjure up, summon up
    on call

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


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