call out - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theycall out
he/she/itcalls out
present participlecalling out
past tensecalled out
past participlecalled out
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to shout something, especially when you are trying to get someone’s attention

    Hands up, please – don’t call out.

    ‘In here!’ she called out.

    call out to:

    I tried to call out to him through the window.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to ask a person or organization that provides a service to come and deal with something for you
    call someone out to do something:

    Governor Ross called out the militia to deal with the riot.

See also main entry: call