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 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 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

    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

      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

      give someone a call, give someone a buzz, buzz

      British

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

      North American

      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