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Translation of "call" - English-French dictionary

call

verb /koːl/
to give a name to appeler My name is Alexander but I’m called Sandy by my friends
to regard (something) as appeler I saw you turn that card over – I call that cheating.
to speak loudly (to someone) to attract attention etc appeler Call everyone over here She called louder so as to get his attention.
to summon; to ask (someone) to come (by letter, telephone etc) convoquer They called him for an interview for the job He called a doctor.
to make a visit passer I shall call at your house this evening You were out when I called.
to telephone téléphoner à I’ll call you at 6 p.m.
(in card games) to bid. annoncer, demander
caller noun
visiteur/-euse
calling noun
a trade or profession métier Teaching is a worthwhile calling.
call-box noun
a public telephone box. cabine téléphonique
call for
to demand or require exiger This calls for quick action.
to collect passer prendre I’ll call for you at eight o’clock.
call off
to cancel annuler The party’s been called off.
call on
to visit aller voir I’ll call on him tomorrow.
to ask someone to speak at a meeting etc. donner la parole à
to ask someone publicly to something demander We call on both sides to stop the fighting.
call up
to telephone (someone) téléphoner à He called me up from the airport.
give (someone) a call
to telephone (someone) téléphoner à I’ll give you a call tomorrow.
on call
keeping (oneself) ready to come out to an emergency de garde Which of the doctors is on call tonight?
(Definition of call from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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