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call

 (kôl)
v. called, call·ing, calls
v.tr.
1. To say in a loud voice; announce: called my name from across the street; calling out numbers.
2. To demand or ask for the presence of: called the children to dinner; call the police.
3. To demand or ask for a meeting of; convene or convoke: call the legislature into session.
4. To order or request to undertake a particular activity or work; summon: She was called for jury duty. He was called to the priesthood.
5. To give the command for; order: call a work stoppage.
6.
a. To communicate or try to communicate with by telephone: called me at nine.
b. To dial (a telephone number): call 911 for help.
7. To lure (prey) by imitating the characteristic cry of an animal: call ducks.
8. To cause to come to the mind or to attention: a story that calls to mind an incident in my youth.
9. To name: What will you call the baby?
10. To consider or regard as being of a particular type or kind; characterize: Let's call the game a draw. I'd hardly call him a good manager.
11. To designate; label: Nobody calls me a liar.
12.
a. To demand payment of: call a loan.
b. To require the presentation of (a bond) for redemption before maturity.
c. To force the sale of (a stock or commodity) by exercising a call option.
13. Sports
a. To stop or postpone (a game) because of bad weather, darkness, or other adverse conditions.
b. To declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee: call a runner out; call a penalty for holding.
c. To indicate a decision in regard to: calling balls and strikes; called a close play at home plate.
d. To give the orders or signals for: a quarterback who called a poor play.
14. Games
a. To describe the intended outcome of (one's billiard shot) before playing.
b. In poker, to place a bet equal to (the preceding bet or bettor).
15. To indicate or characterize accurately in advance; predict: It is often difficult to call the outcome of an election. See Synonyms at predict.
16. To challenge the truthfulness or genuineness of: called the debater on a question of fact.
17. To shout directions in rhythm for (a square dance).
v.intr.
1.
a. To speak loudly; shout: a swimmer who was calling for help.
b. To utter a characteristic cry. Used of an animal: geese calling in the early morning.
2. To communicate or try to communicate with someone by telephone: I called twice, but no one answered.
3. To pay a short visit: We called to pay our respects. He called on the neighbors but they weren't home.
4. Games In poker, to place a bet equal to the preceding bet.
n.
1. A loud cry; a shout.
2.
a. The characteristic cry of an animal.
b. A sound or an instrument made to imitate such a cry, used as a lure: a moose call.
3. A telephone communication or connection.
4. Need or occasion: There was no call for an apology.
5. Demand: There isn't much call for buggy whips today.
6. A claim on a person's time or life: the call of duty.
7. A short visit, especially one made as a formality or for business or professional purposes.
8. A summons or invitation.
9.
a. A signal, such as that made by a horn or bell.
b. The sounding of a horn to encourage hounds during a hunt.
10.
a. A strong inner urge or prompting; a vocation: a call to the priesthood.
b. The strong attraction or appeal of a given activity or environment: the call of the wild; answered the call of the desert.
11. A roll call.
12. A notice of rehearsal times posted in a theater.
13. Sports
a. A decision made by an umpire or referee.
b. An announced description of a game or race, as by a sportscaster.
14. A direction or series of directions rhythmically called out to square dancers.
15.
a. A demand for payment of a debt.
b. A demand to submit bonds to the issuer for redemption before the maturity date.
c. An option to buy a certain quantity of a stock or commodity for a specified price within a specified time.
d. A demand for payment due on stock bought on margin when the value has shrunk.
Phrasal Verbs:
call back
1. To communicate the need for (someone) to return from one situation or location to a previous one: Management called the laid-off workers back.
2. To request (someone) to come in for an audition after an initial audition: The director auditioned six singers for the part and called two back.
3. To telephone or radio (a person) who has called previously: I called her back at noon.
4. To recall (a defective product) for repair: The company has called back all such models built in 1990.
call down
1. To find fault with; reprimand: The teacher called me down for disobedience.
2. To invoke, as from heaven.
call for
1. To appear, as on someone else's premises, in order to get: My chauffeur will call for you at seven.
2. To be an appropriate occasion for: This news calls for champagne.
3. To require; demand: work that calls for patience.
call forth
To evoke; elicit: a love song that calls forth sad memories.
call in
1. To take out of circulation: calling in silver dollars.
2. To summon for assistance or consultation: call in a specialist.
3. To communicate with another by telephone: Has the boss called in today?
call off
1. To cancel or postpone: call off a trip; called the trip off.
2. To restrain or recall: Call off your dogs.
call on
To order or request to undertake a particular activity: called on our friends to help.
call out
1. To order or request to assemble or arrive somewhere; summon: call out the guard.
2. To challenge to a duel.
3. To set off or direct attention to, as in being commendable or of interest: The article calls out the new features of the software in a sidebar.
call up
1. To summon to active military service: called up reserve troops for active duty.
2. To cause one to remember; bring to mind: stories that call up old times.
3. To bring forth for action or discussion; raise.
call upon
1. To order; require: I call upon you to tell the truth.
2. To make a demand or a series of demands on: Social institutions are now being called upon to provide assistance to the homeless.
Idioms:
call in/into question
To raise doubts about.
call it a day Informal
To stop what one has been doing, for the remainder of the day or at least for the present.
call it a night Informal
To stop what one has been doing, for the remainder of the night.
call it quits Informal
To stop working or trying; quit.
call names
To speak to or about another in offensive terms.
call of nature
A need to urinate or defecate. Often used with answer: He left the room to answer the call of nature.
call (someone's) bluff
To demand proof for or respond in a challenging way to the claims or threats of another that one presumes to be false.
call the shots/tune Informal
To exercise authority; be in charge.
on call
1. Available when summoned for service or use: physicians who were on call for 48 hours.
2. Subject to payment on demand.
within call
Close enough to come if summoned: The nurse is within call if you need him.

[Middle English callen, probably from Old Norse kalla; see gal- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: call, assemble, convene, convoke, muster, summon
These verbs mean to demand or request to appear, come, or gather: called a meeting; assembled the troops; convened a panel of experts; will convoke the legislature; mustering the militia; summoned a group of investors.
Our Living Language African American Vernacular English uses call oneself with a present participle, as in They call themselves dancing, to express the idea that the people being talked about are not very good at what they're doing (in this case, dancing), even though they may think they are. This construction has a structure and meaning similar to the Standard English use of call oneself with a noun phrase or adjective, as in He calls himself a dancer or She calls herself intelligent.

call up

vb (adverb)
1. (Military) to summon to report for active military service, as in time of war
2. (tr) to recall (something); evoke: his words called up old memories.
3. (tr) to bring or summon (people, etc) into action: to call up reinforcements.
4. to telephone
n
(Military)
a. a general order to report for military service
b. the number of men so summoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.call up - an order to report for military duty
summons - an order to appear in person at a given place and time
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Verb1.call up - bring forward for consideration; "The case was called up in court"
raise - cause to be heard or known; express or utter; "raise a shout"; "raise a protest"; "raise a sad cry"
2.call up - 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"
telephony, telephone - transmitting speech at a distance
cell phone - call up by using a cellular phone; "If the train is late, I will cell phone you"
call in - make a phone call; "call in to a radio station"; "call in sick"
telecommunicate - communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail
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"
3.call up - recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; "I can't remember saying any such thing"; "I can't think what her last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories"
know - perceive as familiar; "I know this voice!"
recognize, recognise - perceive to be the same
brush up, refresh, review - refresh one's memory; "I reviewed the material before the test"
4.call up - call to armscall up - call to arms; of military personnel
send for, call - order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!"
Translations
يَتَّصِلُ هاتِفِيّا، يتلفن
zavolat
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vt sep
(Brit Mil) reservisteinberufen; reinforcementsmobilisieren; called up to go to Vietnamnach Vietnam einberufen
(Sport) → berufen (→ to in +acc)
(Telec) → anrufen
(fig)(herauf)beschwören; images, thoughts alsoerwecken; memories alsowachrufen; to call up the Devilden Teufel beschwören
vi (Telec) → anrufen

call

(koːl) verb
1. to give a name to. My name is Alexander but I'm called Sandy by my friends
2. to regard (something) as. I saw you turn that card over – I call that cheating.
3. to speak loudly (to someone) to attract attention etc. Call everyone over here; She called louder so as to get his attention.
4. to summon; to ask (someone) to come (by letter, telephone etc). They called him for an interview for the job; He called a doctor.
5. to make a visit. I shall call at your house this evening; You were out when I called.
6. to telephone. I'll call you at 6 p.m.
7. (in card games) to bid.
noun
1. an exclamation or shout. a call for help.
2. the song of a bird. the call of a blackbird.
3. a (usually short) visit. The teacher made a call on the boy's parents.
4. the act of calling on the telephone. I've just had a call from the police.
5. (usually with the) attraction. the call of the sea.
6. a demand. There's less call for coachmen nowadays.
7. a need or reason. You've no call to say such things!
ˈcaller noun
ˈcalling noun
a trade or profession. Teaching is a worthwhile calling.
ˈcall-box noun
a public telephone box.
call for
1. to demand or require. This calls for quick action.
2. to collect. I'll call for you at eight o'clock.
call off
to cancel. The party's been called off.
call on
1. to visit. I'll call on him tomorrow.
2. to ask someone to speak at a meeting etc.
3. to ask someone publicly to something. We call on both sides to stop the fighting.
call up
to telephone (someone). He called me up from the airport.
give (someone) a call
to telephone (someone). I'll give you a call tomorrow.
on call
keeping (oneself) ready to come out to an emergency. Which of the doctors is on call tonight?
References in classic literature ?
For his highness the governor ordered me "to call up whatever persons I would choose to name, and in whatever numbers, among all the dead from the beginning of the world to the present time, and command them to answer any questions I should think fit to ask; with this condition, that my questions must be confined within the compass of the times they lived in.
He asked me to telephone to you about it, as he was too busy to call up on the long distance from New York.
Why," said he, "a magician could call up a lot of genies, and they would hash you up like nothing before you could say Jack Robinson.