Synonyms for (noun) call

Synonyms: call, call option

Definition: the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date

Similar words: option

Definition: the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited


Synonyms: call

Definition: (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee

Usage: he was ejected for protesting the call

Similar words: conclusion, determination, decision

Definition: the act of making up your mind about something

Usage: the burden of decision was his; he drew his conclusions quickly


Synonyms: call

Definition: a visit in an official or professional capacity

Usage: the pastor's calls on his parishioners; the salesman's call on a customer

Similar words: visit

Definition: the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity

Usage: a visit to the dentist


Synonyms: call

Definition: a brief social visit

Usage: senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers; the characters in Henry James' novels are forever paying calls on each other, usually in the parlor of some residence

Similar words: visit

Definition: the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time

Usage: he dropped by for a visit


Synonyms: Call

Definition: a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course

Usage: he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

Similar words: inclination, disposition, tendency

Definition: an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others

Usage: he had an inclination to give up too easily; a tendency to be too strict


Synonyms: phone call, call, telephone call

Definition: a telephone connection

Usage: 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

Similar words: telephone, telephony

Definition: transmitting speech at a distance


Synonyms: call

Definition: an instruction that interrupts the program being executed

Usage: Pascal performs calls by simply giving the name of the routine to be executed

Similar words: statement, program line, command, instruction

Definition: (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program


Synonyms: birdcall, birdsong, call, song

Definition: the characteristic sound produced by a bird

Usage: a bird will not learn its song unless it hears it at an early age

Similar words: animal communication

Definition: communication between animals (of the same species)


Synonyms: shout, vociferation, yell, cry, call, outcry

Definition: a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

Usage: the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience

Similar words: utterance, vocalization

Definition: the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication


Synonyms: call

Definition: a request

Usage: many calls for Christmas stories; not many calls for buggywhips

Similar words: asking, request

Definition: the verbal act of requesting


Synonyms: claim, call

Definition: a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"

Similar words: demand

Definition: an urgent or peremptory request

Usage: his demands for attention were unceasing


Synonyms: call

Definition: a demand for a show of hands in a card game

Usage: after two raises there was a call

Similar words: demand

Definition: an urgent or peremptory request

Usage: his demands for attention were unceasing


Synonyms: call, margin call

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

Similar words: demand

Definition: an urgent or peremptory request

Usage: his demands for attention were unceasing

Synonyms for (verb) call

Synonyms: call

Definition: rouse somebody from sleep with a call

Usage: I was called at 5 A.M. this morning

Similar words: awaken, arouse, rouse, wake, wake up, waken

Definition: cause to become awake or conscious

Usage: He was roused by the drunken men in the street; Please wake me at 6 AM.


Synonyms: call

Definition: consider or regard as being

Usage: I would not call her beautiful

Similar words: reckon, regard, consider, view, see

Definition: deem to be

Usage: She views this quite differently from me; I consider her to be shallow; I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do


Synonyms: call

Definition: challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of

Usage: call the speaker on a question of fact

Similar words: challenge, dispute, gainsay

Definition: take exception to

Usage: She challenged his claims


Synonyms: call

Definition: utter in a loud voice or announce

Usage: He called my name; The auctioneer called the bids

Similar words: utter, let loose, let out, emit

Definition: express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

Usage: She let out a big heavy sigh; He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand


Synonyms: call

Definition: order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role

Usage: He was already called 4 times for jury duty; They called him to active military duty

Similar words: request

Definition: ask (a person) to do something

Usage: She asked him to be here at noon; I requested that she type the entire manuscript


Synonyms: call

Definition: order or request or give a command for

Usage: The unions called a general strike for Sunday

Similar words: order

Definition: make a request for something

Usage: Order me some flowers; order a work stoppage


Synonyms: call

Definition: lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal

Usage: Call ducks

Similar words: lure, tempt, entice

Definition: provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

Usage: He lured me into temptation


Synonyms: ring, phone, call, call up, telephone

Definition: get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone

Usage: I tried to call you all night; Take two aspirin and call me in the morning

Similar words: telecommunicate

Definition: communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail


Synonyms: call, send for

Definition: order, request, or command to come

Usage: She was called into the director's office; Call the police!

Similar words: enjoin, say, order, tell

Definition: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority

Usage: I said to him to go home; She ordered him to do the shopping; The mother told the child to get dressed


Synonyms: call

Definition: declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee

Usage: call a runner out

Similar words: hold, declare, adjudge

Definition: declare to be

Usage: She was declared incompetent; judge held that the defendant was innocent


Synonyms: call

Definition: challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense

Usage: He deserves to be called on that

Similar words: challenge, dispute, gainsay

Definition: take exception to

Usage: She challenged his claims


Synonyms: call

Definition: require the presentation of for redemption before maturation

Usage: Call a bond

Similar words: ask, require, expect

Definition: consider obligatory; request and expect

Usage: We require our secretary to be on time; Aren't we asking too much of these children?; I expect my students to arrive in time for their lessons


Synonyms: yell, holler, hollo, call, scream, shout, shout out, squall, cry

Definition: utter a sudden loud cry

Usage: she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle; I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me

Similar words: utter, let loose, let out, emit

Definition: express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

Usage: She let out a big heavy sigh; He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand


Synonyms: predict, prognosticate, promise, call, forebode, foretell, anticipate

Definition: make a prediction about; tell in advance

Usage: Call the outcome of an election

Similar words: pretend, guess, hazard, venture

Definition: put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

Usage: I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again; I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong


Synonyms: call

Definition: ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality

Usage: He called me a bastard; She called her children lazy and ungrateful

Similar words: label

Definition: assign a label to; designate with a label

Usage: These students were labelled `learning disabled'


Synonyms: call

Definition: utter a characteristic note or cry

Usage: bluejays called to one another

Similar words: utter, let loose, let out, emit

Definition: express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

Usage: She let out a big heavy sigh; He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand


Synonyms: name, call

Definition: assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to

Usage: They named their son David; The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader

Similar words: label

Definition: assign a label to; designate with a label

Usage: These students were labelled `learning disabled'


Synonyms: call

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

Usage: Hawaii is calling!; A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling

Similar words: telecommunicate

Definition: communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail


Synonyms: call

Definition: read aloud to check for omissions or absentees

Usage: Call roll

Similar words: read

Definition: look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed

Usage: The King will read the proclamation at noon


Synonyms: call

Definition: indicate a decision in regard to

Usage: call balls and strikes behind the plate

Similar words: indicate

Definition: to state or express briefly

Usage: indicated his wishes in a letter


Synonyms: bid, call

Definition: make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands

Usage: He called his trump

Similar words: play

Definition: participate in games or sport

Usage: We played hockey all afternoon; play cards; Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches


Synonyms: call, call in

Definition: demand payment of (a loan)

Usage: Call a loan

Similar words: demand, exact

Definition: claim as due or just

Usage: The bank demanded payment of the loan


Synonyms: call

Definition: call a meeting; invite or command to meet

Usage: The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'; The new dean calls meetings every week

Similar words: bespeak, call for, request, quest

Definition: express the need or desire for; ask for

Usage: She requested an extra bed in her room; She called for room service


Synonyms: visit, call, call in

Definition: pay a brief visit

Usage: The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens

Similar words: meet, get together

Definition: get together socially or for a specific purpose


Synonyms: call

Definition: make a stop in a harbour

Usage: The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow

Similar words: stop, stop over

Definition: interrupt a trip

Usage: we stopped at Aunt Mary's house; they stopped for three days in Florence


Synonyms: call, address

Definition: greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name

Usage: He always addresses me with `Sir'; Call me Mister; She calls him by first name

Similar words: address, turn to

Definition: speak to

Usage: He addressed the crowd outside the window


Synonyms: call

Definition: stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather

Usage: call a football game

Similar words: remit, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, set back, shelve, defer, table, hold over

Definition: hold back to a later time

Usage: let's postpone the exam