Translation of "call" - English-French dictionary


verb /koːl/

to give a name to

My name is Alexander but I’m called Sandy by my friends

to regard (something) as

I saw you turn that card over – I call that cheating.

to speak loudly (to someone) to attract attention etc

Call everyone over here
She called louder so as to get his attention.

to summon; to ask (someone) to come (by letter, telephone etc)

They called him for an interview for the job
He called a doctor.

to make a visit

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

calling noun

a trade or profession

Teaching is a worthwhile calling.
call-box noun

a public telephone box.

cabine téléphonique
call for

to demand or require

This calls for quick action.

to collect

passer prendre
I’ll call for you at eight o’clock.
call off

to cancel

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

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?

(Translation of “call” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)