telephone - definition and synonyms

 
 
verb [intransitive/transitive] formal 

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/ˈtelɪˌfəʊn/
present tense
I/you/we/theytelephone
he/she/ittelephones
present participletelephoning
past tensetelephoned
past participletelephoned
  1. to speak to someone using the telephone

    I’ll telephone my lawyer to arrange an appointment.

    telephone (someone) for something:

    Telephone for details of your nearest stockist.

    telephone someone on a number:

    Telephone our customer helpline on 0800 397791.

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