What does call for mean?

Definitions for call for

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word call for.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. request, bespeak, call for, quest(verb)

    express the need or desire for; ask for

    "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"

  2. necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand(verb)

    require as useful, just, or proper

    "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"

  3. invite, call for(verb)

    request the participation or presence of

    "The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"

  4. collect, pick up, gather up, call for(verb)

    gather or collect

    "You can get the results on Monday"; "She picked up the children at the day care center"; "They pick up our trash twice a week"


  1. call for(Verb)

    To shout out in order to summon (a person).

  2. call for(Verb)

    To ask for in a loud voice.

  3. call for(Verb)

    To request, demand.

  4. call for(Verb)

    To necessitate, demand.

  5. call for(Verb)

    To stop at a place and ask for (someone).


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of call for in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of call for in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pierre Corneille:

    Just vengeance does not call for punishment.

  2. Doug Larson:

    There are worse things than getting a call for the wrong number at 4 AM. It could be the right number.

  3. Carlo Jaeger:

    You need a judgment call for these things, and this 2-degree thing was a judgment call that happened at the interface of science and policy.

  4. The State Department:

    We call on all relevant Venezuelan authorities to reconsider the ban imposed on candidates, and reiterate our call for credible and timely electoral observation.

  5. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    These unhappy times call for the building of plans that build from the bottom up and not from the top down, that put their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid.

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