Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To accuse.
  • v. To call upon; call forth; challenge.
  • v. To call; summon.
  • v. To call names; miscall.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To accuse.
  • To call upon; call forth; challenge.
  • To call; summon.
  • To call names; miscall.

Etymologies

From Middle English bicallen, bikallen, equivalent to be- +‎ call. (Wiktionary)

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