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English verb: call out

1. call out (communication) utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy

Samples`I won!' he exclaimed.
`Help!' she cried.
`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost.

ExamplesThey call out that there was a traffic accident

Synonymscry, cry out, exclaim, outcry, shout

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize

Narrower (hyponym)aah, gee, ooh

Verb groupcall, call out, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell

2. call out (communication) call out loudly, as of names or numbers

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)announce, denote

Narrower (hyponym)count off

Verb groupcall out, cry, cry out, exclaim, outcry, shout

3. call out (communication) challenge to a duel

SamplesAaron Burr called out Alexander Hamilton.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)challenge

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