1. [ verb ] express the need or desire for; ask for
Synonyms: request quest bespeak

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service"

Related terms: communicate ask reserve call demand ask claim order apply claim invite solicit invite desire petition beg reserve appeal invite reserve challenge ask_out supplicate encore demand excuse invite
2. [ verb ] require as useful, just, or proper
Synonyms: require need demand take necessitate involve ask postulate

"It takes nerve to do what she did" "success usually requires hard work" "This job asks a lot of patience and skill" "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice" "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"

Related terms: obviate imply cost claim cry_out_for draw govern claim need requirement necessity necessity
3. [ verb ] ask to come
Synonyms: summon

"summon a lawyer"

Related terms: call page convoke beckon buzz evocation
4. [ verb ] request the participation or presence of
Synonyms: invite

"The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"

Related terms: request request invitation
5. [ verb ] summon to a particular activity or employment
Synonyms: call_in

"Experts were called in"

Related terms: call call_in
6. [ verb ] gather or collect
Synonyms: pick_up collect gather_up

"You can get the results on Monday" "She picked up the children at the day care center" "They pick up our trash twice a week"

Related terms: get pickup
7. [ verb ] call in an official matter, such as to attend court
Synonyms: summon cite summons
Related terms: call vouch demand vouch_in citation
8. [ verb ] take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
Synonyms: take claim exact

"the accident claimed three lives" "The hard work took its toll on her"

Related terms: necessitate necessitate
Similar spelling:   call_forth