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. De Jesus:

    Desperate times call for desperate measures.

  2. Pierre Corneille:

    Just vengeance does not call for punishment.

  3. Hun Sen:

    I call for a thorough investigation into the issue.

  4. George MacDonald:

    Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help.

  5. Mary Wilsey:

    Let me stress the 'help' part, this was a call for help.

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