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call for

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. request, bespeak, call for, questverb

    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, demandverb

    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 forverb

    request the participation or presence of

    "The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"

  4. collect, pick up, gather up, call forverb

    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 forverb

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

  2. call forverb

    To ask for in a loud voice.

  3. call forverb

    To request, demand.

  4. call forverb

    To necessitate, demand.

  5. call forverb

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

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  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

Examples of call for in a Sentence

  1. Chuck Schumer:

    Trump and McConnell could call for Joe Biden today. President Donald Trump don't want to. President Donald Trump know it would turn things into a circus.

  2. Danny Ortega:

    This case is getting national notoriety and we continue to call for transparency in this case like all the cases all around the country, it was a very selective video to release. That tells me that the Police Departmentwants to control the narrative.

  3. Francois Hollande:

    I call for unity, for people to pull together and stay calm.

  4. Julie Tarallo:

    Senator McCain's comments tonight were simply meant to convey that the constant revelations of events surrounding Russia's interference in the 2016 election are reminiscent of past scandals, are not good for America and require further scrutiny, he continues to call for a select committee to investigate all aspects of Russia's interference in the 2016 election and all of the events surrounding it.

  5. Christine Lee:

    Drastic times call for drastic measures so that is why we're here today.

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