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Definition of "call for" [call for]

  • To shout out in order to summon (a person). (verb)
  • To ask for in a loud voice. (verb)
  • To request, demand. (verb)
  • To necessitate, demand. (verb)
  • To stop at a place and ask for (someone). (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "call for" in a sentence
  • "D6 had given them permission to leave, though they would have to reach the observation deck before they could call for an emergency beam-out."
  • "U.S. guidelines set by the International Code Council call for 20-foot-wide streets, but individual communities can adopt the codes and regulations they want."
  • "But these headline-grabbing developments mask broader questions about how to balance media freedom with accountability, whether new regulations should be introduced or enforcement of existing laws on corruption and other crimes is sufficient, and to what extent the politicians who now call for an overhaul of the way the media and politics intersect acted as promoters for suspect practices."