Can we say:

  • Whom do you call friend?

Or better it would be:

  • Who do you call friend?

Which is grammatically fine?

Another questionable is:

  • Whom do you vote for?


  • Who do you vote for?

Whom is only used as the object of a verb or of a preposition.

So, it'd be:

  • Who do you call "friend"?
  • Whom do you vote for?
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    Yes, whom is used for objects...but "You call ___ friend" is also an example of an object, and not a subject, so "Whom do you call friend?" is correct. That said, we should note that a lot of English speakers have given up on whom entirely. – stangdon Nov 10 '17 at 20:47

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