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According to WordNet, the verb "call" has 28 sense(s).
201067995 read aloud to check for omissions or absentees; "Call roll".
200792471 order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!".
200913065 utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me".
200822746 declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out".
202359061 demand payment of (a loan); "Call a loan".
201028748 assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader".
- SUMO Mappings: Removing (subsuming mapping)
200691516 consider or regard as being; "I would not call her beautiful".
202601456 greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name; "He always addresses me with `Sir'"; "Call me Mister"; "She calls him by first name".
- SUMO Mappings: Naming (equivalent mapping)
202487573 pay a brief visit; "The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens".
- SUMO Mappings: Lecture (subsuming mapping)
200975036 utter a characteristic note or cry; "bluejays called to one another".
200971015 ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality; "He called me a bastard"; "She called her children lazy and ungrateful".
- SUMO Mappings: Meeting (subsuming mapping)
201068793 indicate a decision in regard to; "call balls and strikes behind the plate".
- SUMO Mappings: Declaring (equivalent mapping)
200107231 rouse somebody from sleep with a call; "I was called at 5 A.M. this morning".
200917772 make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election".
201899017 give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance.
202643421 stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather; "call a football game".
202300060 make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump".
200789448 get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone; "I tried to call you all night"; "Take two aspirin and call me in the morning".
200783523 lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks".
200874002 require the presentation of for redemption before maturation; "Call a bond".
201062739 send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message; "Hawaii is calling!"; "A transmitter in Samoa was heard calling".
200738583 challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of; "call the speaker on a question of fact".
202487901 make a stop in a harbour; "The ship will call in Honolulu tomorrow".
200869393 challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense; "He deserves to be called on that".
200738747 utter in a loud voice or announce; "He called my name"; "The auctioneer called the bids".
202429810 call a meeting; invite or command to meet; "The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'"; "The new dean calls meetings every week".
- SUMO Mappings: GameCall (equivalent mapping)
200753881 order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role; "He was already called 4 times for jury duty"; "They called him to active military duty".
200754156 order or request or give a command for; "The unions called a general strike for Sunday".
- SUMO Mappings: Directing (equivalent mapping)
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