call by (a name)

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call by (a name)

To refer to one using a specific name. My daughter Margaret has now decided that she wants to be called by the name Calliope. Back home, I'm called by Jethro, so feel free to call me that.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

call someone by a name

to address someone by a particular kind of name. They call me by my first name. Don't call me by my nickname!
See also: by, call, name
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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