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Call, vb., I) to name: “thou might'st c. him a goodly person,” Tp. I, 2, 415. Tp. I, 2, 415 III, 1, 51. III, 2, 104. V, 130. 175 etc. etc. “for mine, if I may c. offence,” Per. I, 2, 92. “they c. themselves saltiers,” Wint. IV, 4, 334. “c. you yourself Aeneas?” Troil. I, 3, 245. called == by name: Tp. I, 2, 66. Err. V, 342. Mids. II, 1, 34. H6A V, 3, 53 etc. “what do you c. your knight's name?” Wiv. III, 2, 21. “what may I c. your name?” Shr. II, 67. “know not now what name to call myself,” R2 IV, 259. “that thou hadst --ed me all these bitter names,” R3 I, 3, 236. “though thou --est thyself a hotter name than any is in hell,” Mcb. V, 7, 6. “if thy name be --ed Luce,” Err. III, 1, 53. “is not your name, sir, --ed Antipholus?” V, 286. “my name is --ed Vincentio,” Shr. IV, 5, 55. “my name is Pistol --ed,” H5 IV, 1, 62. -- “what do ye c. there?” All's II, 3, 25. good master What-yecall't (== Thingumbob) As III, 3, 74. -- “how far is 't --ed to Forres?” Mcb. I, 3, 39.
II) to pronounce a name: “doth thy other mouth c. me?” Tp. II, 2, 101. “you were best to c. them generally,” Mids. I, 2, 2. “answer as I call you,” Mids. I, 2, 2 “I c. thee not,” R3 I, 3, 234. “c. forth your actors,” Mids. I, 2, 15.
III) to order or tell a p. to come, to summon: “spirits which I have from their confines --ed,” Tp. IV, 121. “--ed forth the mutinous winds,” V, 42. V, 42 Gentl. I, 2, 51. II, 1, 9. II, 3, 62. Wiv. II, 2, 156. Meas. I, 1, 15. Err. I, 2, 29. IV, 3, 7. IV, 4, 149 etc. “a Greek invocation, to c. fools into a circle,” As II, 5, 61. “this your --ing back,” Oth. IV, 2, 45. “the next parliament, --ed for the truce of Winchester and Gloster,” H6A II, 4, 118. “to c. a present court of parliament,” H6B V, 3, 25. “our prerogative --s not your counsels, but our natural goodness imparts this,” Wint. II, 1, 164. “call not your stocks,” Lr. II, 2, 135. “to call to life,” H6A IV, 7, 81. to c. to mind == to recollect: Lucr. 1366. Gentl. III, 1, 6. H6A III, 3, 68. H8 II, 4, 34. “c. all your senses to you,” Wiv. III, 3, 125. “desire her call her wisdom to her,” Lr. IV, 5, 35. “will their good thoughts c. from him,” Ant. III, 6, 21. “thralled discontent, whereto the inviting time our fashion --s,” Sonn. 124, 8. “c. not me to justify the wrong,” 139, 1. “she --ed the saints to surety that she would never put it from her finger,” All's V, 3, 108. “you shall be --ed to no more payments,” Cymb. V, 4, 160. “to c. young Claudio to a reckoning,” Ado V, 4, 9. “I will c. him to so strict account,” H4A III, 2, 149. to c. in question (cf. question) == to consider: As V, 2, 6. Rom. I, 1, 235. Caes. IV, 3, 165. or == to doubt of: Tw. I, 4, 6. Sometimes to c. == to appoint, to designate, to choose: “is my lord of Winchester installed and --ed unto a cardinal's degree?” H6A V, 1, 29. “to be --ed into a huge sphere,” Ant. II, 7, 16. “are you --ed forth from out a world of men to slay the innocent?” R3 I, 4, 186 (Ff. drawn). -- To c. == to awake: “if thou canst awake by four o'the clock, I prithee c. me,” Cymb. II, 2, 7.
To c. back usually == to summon to return, f. i. Gentl. I, 2, 51; but also == to call to mind: “she in thee --s back the lovely April of her prime,” Sonn. 3, 10; and == to revoke: “to c. back her appeal she intends unto his holiness,” H8 II, 4, 234.
To c. in == to invite to enter, f. i. Wiv. II, 2, 156; but also == to summon to appear: “c. in my sons to be my bail,” H6B V, 1, 111; == to make to return from pursuit: “call in the powers,” H4B IV, 3, 28. == to revoke, to resume what is in other hands: “if you c. in the letters patent that he hath,” R2 II, 1, 202.
To c. up == 1) to awake from sleep: “where once thou --'dst me up at midnight to fetch dew from . . .,” Tp. I, 2, 228. “he is --ed up,” Meas. IV, 2, 94. “the unfolding star --s up the shepherd,” IV, 4, 219. “an there be any matter of weight chances, c. up me,” Ado III, 3, 91. Ado III, 3, 91 “we'll c. up the gentlemen,” H4A II, 1, 50. “c. up Lord Stanley,” R3 V, 3, 290. Oth. I, 1, 142. Oth. I, 1, 142 -- 2) to rouse, to raise in any way: “which you might, as cause had --ed you up, have held him to,” Cor. II, 3, 202. “we'll c. up our wisest friends,” Hml. IV, 1, 38.
IV) to utter a loud sound or cry for a certain purpose: “do not approach till thou dost hear me c.” Tp. IV, 50. “and will to-morrow with his trumpet c. to rouse a Grecian,” Troil. I, 3, 277. Lr. V, 3, 99. “I see him stamp thus and c. thus: come on, you cowards,” Cor. I, 3, 35. “to mourn thy crosses, with thy daughter's, c. and give them repetition to the life,” Per. V, 1, 246. Especially to attract notice on a purposed visit: “who --s?” Gentl. IV, 3, 4. “go knock and c.” Wiv. IV, 5, 9. Wiv. IV, 5, 9 “who's that which --s?” Meas. I, 4, 6. “who --s?” Merch. V, 40. “this is the house; please it you that I c.?” Shr. IV, 4, 1. “I were best not c., I dare not c.” Cymb. III, 6, 19. before I entered here, I --ed, 47 etc. etc. Hence == to make a visit or a stop at a place: “this is the hour that Silvia entreated me to c.” Gentl. IV, 3, 2. “who --ed here of late?” Meas. IV, 2, 77. “to-day, as I came by, I --ed there,” R2 II, 2, 94. Followed by at: “c. at Flavius' house,” Meas. IV, 5, 6. “to c. at all the ale-houses,” Ado III, 3, 44. Transitively, == to seek, to come for: “I'll c. you at your house,” Meas. IV, 4, 18. “we'll c. thee at the cubiculo,” Tw. III, 2, 56.
To c. to a p. == 1) to cry to, to tell to come: “the keeper of the prison, c. to him,” Wint. II, 2, 1. 2) to apply to a p. for assistance: “if any power pities wretched tears, to that I c.” Tit. III, 1, 210. “I'll tell you true, I'll c. to you,” Tim. I, 2, 223.
To c. for == to ask for, to demand: “your father --s for you,” Gentl. I, 3, 88. “the advantage of the time prompts me aloud to c. for recompense,” Troil. III, 3, 3. Err. III, 1, 34. Shr. III, 2, 172. John II, 39. H4A I, 2, 57. H6A I, 3, 84. V, 3, 66. R3 I, 3, 320. H8 V, 2, 7. Tit. III, 1, 205. Rom. IV, 4, 2. Ant. IV, 5, 7 etc.
To c. upon == 1) to invoke: he that --s on thee (as his Muse) Sonn. 38, 11. “whilst I alone did c. upon thy aid,” 79, 1. “forgot upon your dearest love to c., whereto all bonds do tie me,” 117, 3. “and c. upon my soul within the house.” Tw. I, 5, 288. “it is my soul that --s upon my name,” Rom. II, 2, 165. -- 2) to cry out for, to apply to: “the undeserver may sleep, when the man of action is --ed on,” H4B II, 4, 407. “nor --ed upon for high feats done to the crown,” H8 I, 1, 60. “who is it in the press that --s on me?” Caes. I, 2, 15. “who --s on Hamlet?” Hml. IV, 2, 3. “thou --est on him that hates thee,” Lr. III, 7, 88. In a less emphatical sense: I am bound to c. upon you (viz. for your evidence); “and I pray you, your name?” Meas. III, 2, 167. “speak not till we c. upon you,” V, 287. Caes. II, 2, 122. --3) to demand, to claim: “a very serious business --s on him,” All's II, 4, 41. “your own business --s on you,” Merch. I, 1, 63. Hence == to solicit payment: what need I be so forward with him (viz death) “that --s not on me?” H4A V, 1, 130. “my master is awaked by great occasion to c. upon his own,” Tim. II, 2, 22. -- 4) to come to speak to, to meet: “at that place c. upon me,” Meas. III, 1, 278. “may be I will c. upon you anon,” IV, 1, 23. “there have I made my promise to c. upon him,” IV, 1, 23 “look to thy bark: I'll not be long before I c. upon thee,” Wint. III, 3, 9. -- 5) to visit: “to c. upon him,” Troil. II, 3, 119. “remember that you c. on me to-day,” Caes. II, 2, 122. “to c. timely on him,” Mcb. II, 3, 51. “I'll c. upon you ere you go to bed,” Hml. III, 3, 34. And in a moral sense: “full surfeits and the dryness of his bones c. on him for 't,” Ant. I, 4, 28.
To c. out == to cry loudly or instantly: “sometimes you would c. out for Cicely,” Shr. Ind. 2, 91. “a joy past joy --s out on me,” Rom. III, 3, 173 (== asks for, invites me instantly).
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