The Greek verb is usually translated as "call" and means: 1) to speak an invitation, i.e. beckon, 2) to name something, i.e. to call Peter the rock, 3) to appeal to someone, i.e. call upon the name of the Lord, 4) or metaphorically to be one who responded, i.e. "the called." In this abbreviated study, let's just consider how Peter used our word, and according translate it using a different English word for each of its intended meanings. 1 Peter 1:15, "but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior" Here the intended meaning is clearly an invitation or command for us to do something, so to capture both nuances, let's use "instructed." 1 Peter 2:9, "But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;" Here the idea goes beyond "instructed" and refers to those who responded or whose response to the call was accepted by God, who then transferred spiritually the person from the realm of darkness into His marvelous light. Let's translate this meaning as "transferred." 1 Peter 2:21, "For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, Here the intended meaning again is "transferred into Christ" for this purpose, you are to follow His example and partake of suffering for the sake of His ministry. 1 Peter 3:6, "just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear." Here the idea is Sarah considered Abraham her boss, i.e. lord, and honored his with this title. Thus "considering" fits the meaning. 1 Peter 3:9, "not returning evil for evil or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing." Here again the idea is to be spiritually "transferred into Christ." 1 Peter 5:10, "After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. And yet again, the intended meaning is "transferred." 2 Peter 1:3, "seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. And lastly, the intended meaning is "transferred us into Christ"