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English definition of “call”


verb (SHOUT/CRY)    /kɔːl/ US  /kɑːl/
B1 [I or T] to say something in a loud voice, especially in order to attract someone's attention, or (of animals) to make a loud, high sound, especially to another animal: Someone in the crowd called (out) his name. Did you call? [+ speech] "Hey, you! Come over here!" she called. The blackbird called to its mate.Shouting and screaming call for order (also call sth to order) to ask people in a meeting to stop talking so that the meeting can continue: She called for order/called the meeting to order.Making appeals and requests
(Definition of call verb (SHOUT/CRY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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