Definitions for call for

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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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. call for(verb)ɔl

    to ask publicly that sth be done

    They are calling for changes in the law.

  2. call forɔl

    to require a particular type of treatment or skill

    a situation that calls for diplomacy

  3. call forɔl

    to say that a type of weather is probable

    a forecast calling for humidity and heat


  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).

Translations for call for

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

call for

to demand or require

This calls for quick action.

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