1. [ verb ] summon to a particular activity or employment
Synonyms: call_for

"Experts were called in"

Related terms: call
2. [ verb ] summon to enter

"The nurse called in the next patient"

Related terms: invite
3. [ verb ] pay a brief visit
Synonyms: call visit

"The mayor likes to call on some of the prominent citizens"

Related terms: meet see see drop_by call visitor caller
4. [ verb ] (telecommunications) communicate (with) by telephone

"call in to a radio station" "call in sick"

Related terms: call telephone
5. [ verb ] take a player out of a game in order to exchange for another player
Related terms: take_out
6. [ verb ] (law) demand payment of, as of a loan
Synonyms: call

"Call a loan"

Related terms: demand call
7. [ verb ] take out of circulation when it is useless or defective
Related terms: recall
8. [ verb ] cause to be returned
Synonyms: withdraw call_back recall

"recall the defective auto tires" The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"

Related terms: take decommission callback
Similar spelling:   cauline