English synonyms about - contact  

call

noun

1 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.

synonyms: phone call, telephone call.

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more

Roget 777: possession, seizin [Law], seisin [Law]; ownership etc. 780; occupancy; hold, holding; tenure, tenancy, feodality, dependency; villenage, ... show more

Roget 892: sociality, sociability, sociableness etc. adj.; social intercourse; consociation; intercourse, intercommunity; consortship, companionship, comradeship; clubbism; ... show more

Roget 926: duty, what ought to be done, moral obligation, accountableness, liability, onus, responsibility; bounden duty, imperative duty; call, call of duty; accountability.    allegiance, ... show more

Dutch: belletje, telefoontje



2 Call

A special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course.

3 call

A loud utterance; often in protest or opposition.

synonyms: cry, outcry, shout, vociferation, yell.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Dutch: geblèr, geroep, geschreeuw, kreet, schreeuw, uitroep
Polish: zew

4 call

A demand especially in the phrase:
— The call of duty.

synonym: claim.

Roget 741: command, order, ordinance, act, fiat, hukm, bidding, dictum, hest, behest, call, beck, nod.    despatch, ... show more

5 call

The characteristic sound produced by a bird.

synonyms: birdcall, birdsong, song.

Dutch: lied, vogelgezang, vogelzang
Polish: śpiew, zaśpiew

6 call

A brief social visit.

7 call

A demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement.

synonym: margin call.

8 call

A demand for a show of hands in a card game.

9 call

A request.

Dutch: oproep

10 call

An instruction that interrupts the program being executed.

11 call

A visit in an official or professional capacity.

Dutch: doktersvisite, visite

12 call

sports The decision made by an umpire or referee.

13 call

The option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date.

synonym: call option.

Dutch: calloptie
Polish: opcja call, opcja kupna

verb

1 call

Assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to.

synonyms: be known as, know as, name.

Roget 467: be evidence etc. n.; evince, show, betoken, tell of; indicate etc. (denote) 550; imply, involve, ... show more

Roget 976: create, move, uphold, preserve, govern &c.; atone, redeem, save, propitiate, mediate, &c.; predestinate, ... show more

Roget 566: express, phrase; word, word it; give words to, give expression to; voice; arrange in words, clothe in words, put into words, express by words; couch in terms; find words to express; ... show more

Roget 995: call, ordain, induct, prefer, translate, consecrate, present.    take orders, take the tonsure, take the veil, take vows.   

Roget 564: name, call, term, denominate designate, style, entitle, clepe, dub, christen, baptize, characterize, specify, define, distinguish by the name of; ... show more

2 call

Ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality.

3 call

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.

synonyms: call up, phone, ring, telephone.

Dutch: aanbellen, aanschellen, bellen

4 call

Utter a sudden loud cry.

synonyms: cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell.

Dutch: gillen, krijsen, schreeuw, schreeuwen

5 call

Order, request, or command to come:
— She was called into the director's office.
— Call the police!.

synonym: send for.

Dutch: roepen

6 call

Pay a brief visit:
— The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens.

synonyms: call in, visit.

Roget 695: advise, counsel; give advice, give counsel, give a piece of advice [Fr.]; suggest, prompt, submonish, recommend, prescribe, advocate; exhort etc. (persuade) ... show more

7 call

Call a meeting; invite or command to meet.

8 call

Read aloud to check for omissions or absentees.

9 call

Send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message.

10 call

Utter a characteristic note or cry.

11 call

Stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather.

12 call

Greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name:
— Call me Mister.
— She calls him by first name.

synonym: address.

13 call

Make a stop in a harbour.

14 call

Demand payment of (a loan):
— Call a loan.

synonym: call in.

15 call

Make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands:
— He called his trump.

synonym: bid.

16 call

Give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance.

synonym: call off.

17 call

Indicate a decision in regard to.

18 call

Make a prediction about; tell in advance:
— Call the outcome of an election.

synonyms: anticipate, forebode, foretell, predict, prognosticate, promise.

Dutch: aankondigen, orakelen, profeteren, voorspellen, voorzeggen

19 call

Require the presentation of for redemption before maturation.

20 call

Challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense.

21 call

Declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee.

22 call

Lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal.

23 call

Order or request or give a command for.

24 call

Order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role.

25 call

Utter in a loud voice or announce.

26 call

Challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of.

27 call

Consider or regard as being.

28 call

Rouse somebody from sleep with a call.


Moby thesaurus: Angelus, Angelus bell, DDD, accompany, address, adjuration, adumbrate, alarm, alarum, allurement, animal noise, ante, ante up, antecedents, apostleship, apostrophize, appeal, appeal to, appraise, appreciate ... show more.

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