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  • as incall the shots
  • as inconduct
  • as indictate
  • as indispose

synonyms for call the tune

  • be in control
  • be in the driver's seat
  • be in the saddle
  • lay down the law
  • make the decisions
  • make the rules
  • run the show
  • wear the trousers
  • attend
  • control
  • direct
  • handle
  • keep
  • manage
  • operate
  • order
  • organize
  • oversee
  • regulate
  • run
  • supervise
  • accompany
  • chair
  • chaperon
  • convey
  • engineer
  • escort
  • govern
  • guide
  • head
  • lead
  • ordain
  • pilot
  • rule
  • shepherd
  • steer
  • usher
  • carry on
  • preside over
  • ride herd on
  • run things
  • trailblaze
  • wield baton
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How to use call the tune in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
A fancy came into my head that I would entertain the king and queen with an English tune upon this instrument.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Everything is topsy-turvy in Europe according to our moral ideas, and they don't have what we call "men" over here.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
It was like his beautiful courtesy to call me in and introduce me to Blow instead of letting me go away.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
After an hour, however, he reached this decision: He would not go to or call up Mrs. Merley.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
"I call you," the policeman said, and stripping the saddle and bridle from his sweaty horse, turned him loose to graze.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Each did his duty, or was adjured to do it, in the "state of life to which it had pleased God to call him."
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
He takes a turn up and down the room, looks at the music, and if the piece interests him, he will call upon you.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
The rhythm of a simple tune plays favourably on a child's ear, enhancing life according to this great law.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
A gentleman does not call his opponents vipers and consign them to hell, but Jahveh is not under any such obligations.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CALL THE TUNE

  • be in control
  • be in the driver's seat
  • be in the saddle
  • call the tune
  • lay down the law
  • make the decisions
  • make the rules
  • run the show
  • wear the trousers
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.