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call for

Definition of call for

  1. 1 :  to demand publicly (something that is needed or should be done) <The opposition has called for an investigation.> <The government has called for calm and restraint.>

  2. 2 :  to indicate (something that is needed or should be done) <The plan calls for three windows to be added.> <You've won! That calls for a celebration!>

  3. 3 :  to require or demand (something) as necessary or proper <The job calls for typing skills. Do you know how to type?> <Action is urgently called for in order to avert catastrophe!> <These new problems call for further investigation.>

  4. 4 :  to go to a place to get (someone or something) <I'll call for you (at your house) after dinner.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to speak in a loud distinct voice so as to be heard at a distance :  shout

    :  to make a request or demand

    :  to utter a characteristic note or cry

  1. :  an act of calling with the voice :  shout

    :  an imitation of the cry of a bird or other animal made to attract it

    :  an instrument used for calling

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