call

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. cry, shout, yell; summon, bid; convoke, muster; choose, appoint, elect; name, designate; visit, interview. —n. summons, demand; shout, yell; signal; impulse, urge; visit. See choice, assemblage, command, nomenclature, sociality.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A shout]
Syn. yell, cry, whoop, hail; see alarm 1 , cry 1 , yell 1 .
2. [Characteristic sound]
Syn. cry, song, note, shriek; see cry 2 .
3. [A brief visit]
Syn. stop, visiting, a few words, afternoon call; see visit .
4. [Word of command]
Syn. signal, command, summons, calling up, bugle call, trumpet call, bell, cry, battle cry, rallying cry, reveille, taps, last post, Sanctus bell, angelus; see also alarm 1 , command 1 , cry 1 .
5. [An invitation]
Syn. bidding, solicitation, request, proposal; see appeal 1 , invitation 1 , request .
on call,
Syn. ready, prepared, alerted, standing by; see available .
within call,
Syn. close by, not far away, within earshot; see near 1 .
v.
1. [To raise the voice]
Syn. shout, call out, cry out, exclaim; see cry 3 , greet , yell .
2. [To address or label as]
Syn. name, denominate, designate, term; see describe , name 1 .
3. [To bring a body of people together]
Syn. collect, convene, assemble, convoke, muster, rally; see also assemble 2 .
4. [To invite]
Syn. summon, request, ask, beckon, bid come; see also invite 1 , summon 1 .
5. [To request or demand]
Syn. charge, order, call upon, entreat; see ask 1 , command 1 , invite 2 , summon 1 .
6. [To estimate]
Syn. guess, make a rough calculation, say it is; see estimate 1 , 2 .
7. [To telephone]
Syn. phone, call up, ring; see telephone .
8. [To arouse]
Syn. stir, awaken, shake; see wake 1 .
9. [To declare]
Syn. announce, proclaim, pronounce; see declare 1 .
10. [To visit briefly]
Syn. make a visit, call on, stop by, drop in; see visit 2 , 4 .
Syn.- call , in this comParison, is the basic word signifying to request the presence of someone at some place [ he called the waiter over ] ; summon , a more formal term, implies authority or peremptoriness in the request [ to summon a witness ] ; convoke and convene refer to the summoning of a group to assemble, as for deliberation or legislation, but convoke implies greater authority or formality [ to convene a class, to convoke a congress ] ; invite suggests a courteous request for someone's presence, esp. as a guest or participant, and usually suggests that the decision to come rests with the invited
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. shout exclamation, yell, whoop, announcement, outcry.
2. summons request, convocation, appeal, draft.
3. invitation solicitation, bidding.
3. animal cry hoot, shriek, bleat, low, bellow, trumpet, ululation. see bird, shout
II
v.
1. shout exclaim, announce, yell, cry, holler, hail, whoop.
2. summon request, convoke, muster, convene, direct.
3. name designate, label, title, term, christen, dub.
4. visit drop in, ring.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To speak or say very loudly or with a shout: bawl, bellow, bluster, clamor, cry, halloo, holler, roar, shout, vociferate, whoop, yawp, yell. See SOUNDS. 2. To demand to appear, come, or assemble: convene, convoke, muster, send for, summon. See REQUEST. 3. To bring together: assemble, cluster, collect1, congregate, convene, convoke, gather, get together, group, muster, round up, summon. See COLLECT. 4. To give a name or title to: baptize, christen, denominate, designate, dub, entitle, name, style, term, title. See SPECIFIC, WORDS. 5. To describe with a word or term: characterize, designate, label, name, style, tag, term. See SPECIFIC, WORDS. 6. To communicate with (someone) by telephone: buzz, ring2, telephone. Informal: dial, phone. Idioms: get someone on the horn, give someone a buzz (or call or ring). See WORDS. 7. To go to or seek out the company of in order to socialize: come by, come over, drop by, drop in, look in, look up, pop in, run in, see, stop (by or in), visit. Idiom: pay a visit. See SEEK. 8. To tell about or make known (future events) in advance, especially by means of special knowledge or inference: forecast, foretell, predict, prognosticate, project. See FORESIGHT. II noun 1. A loud cry: halloo, holler, shout, yell. See SOUNDS. 2. A telephone communication: buzz, ring2. See WORDS. 3. That which provides a reason or justification: cause, ground (often used in plural), justification, necessity, occasion, reason, wherefore, why. Idiom: why and wherefore. See START. 4. The act of demanding: claim, cry, demand, exaction, requisition. See REQUEST. 5. An act or an instance of going or coming to see another: look-in, visit, visitation. See SEEK. 6. The power or quality of attracting: allure, allurement, appeal, attraction, attractiveness, charisma, charm, draw, enchantment, enticement, fascination, glamour, lure, magnetism, witchery. Informal: pull. See LIKE.

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