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Spanish translation of “call”

call

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
hacer una visita
I shall call at your house this evening You were out when I called.
to telephone I’ll call you at 6 p.m. (in card games) to bid. caller noun caller unknown. calling noun (formal) a trade or profession Teaching is a worthwhile calling. call box noun a public telephone box
cabina telefónica
There’s a call box opposite the hospital entrance.
call centre /ˈsentə/ /ˈsentər/ noun ( call center) an office where a large number of people use telephones to deal with calls from customers, especially to take orders or to answer questions
Centro de Llamadas
The company has just opened a call centre/call center in India.
call for phrasal verb to demand or require This calls for quick action. to collect I’ll call for you at eight o’clock. call off phrasal verb to cancel The party’s been called off. call on phrasal verb to visit I’ll call on him tomorrow. to ask someone to speak at a meeting etc The magistrate finally called on the prosecution to open their case. to ask someone publicly to something The UN Secretary-General called on both sides to stop the fighting. call up phrasal verb to telephone (someone) He called me up from the airport. give (someone) a call to telephone (someone) I’ll give you a call tomorrow. on call keeping (oneself) ready to come out to an emergency Which of the doctors is on call tonight?
(Definition of call from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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