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Spanish translation of “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 calling noun a trade or profession Teaching is a worthwhile calling. call-box noun a public telephone box.
cabina telefónica
call for to demand or require This calls for quick action. to collect I’ll call for you at eight o’clock. call off to cancel The party’s been called off. call on to visit I’ll call on him tomorrow. to ask someone to speak at a meeting etc. to ask someone publicly to something We call on both sides to stop the fighting. call up 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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