Definition of Call for

1. Verb. Express the need or desire for; ask for. "She called for room service"




2. Verb. Require as useful, just, or proper. "They call for him to write the letter"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"
Exact synonyms: Ask, Demand, Involve, Necessitate, Need, Postulate, Require, Take
Specialized synonyms: Claim, Exact, Take, Govern, Draw, Cost, Cry For, Cry Out For, Compel
Related verbs: Claim, Exact, Take
Derivative terms: Demand, Demand, Necessity, Necessity, Need, Requirement
Antonyms: Obviate

3. Verb. Request the participation or presence of. "The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"
Exact synonyms: Invite
Generic synonyms: Bespeak, Quest, Request
Related verbs: Bespeak, Quest, Request
Derivative terms: Invitation, Invitatory

4. Verb. Gather or collect. "They pick up our trash twice a week"
Exact synonyms: Collect, Gather Up, Pick Up
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Derivative terms: Pickup

Definition of Call for

1. Verb. To shout out in order to summon (a person). ¹

2. Verb. To ask for in a loud voice. ¹

3. Verb. (figuratively) To request, demand. ¹

4. Verb. To necessitate, demand. ¹

5. Verb. To stop at a place and ask for (someone). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Call For

call box
call boy
call boys
call center
call centers
call centre
call centres
call collect
call date
call dates
call delay
call down
call drink
call drinks
call fire
call for (current term)
call forth
call forwarding
call girls
call graph
call graphs
call history
call in
call into question
call it a day
call it a night
call it as one sees it
call it even
call it quits

Literary usage of Call for

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1912)
"It requires the gunshot effect. *Repeat "Mad"—The crowd sways. ^Strong movement. 6All hands up each time they call for the will. ''Shouts. ..."

2. Twenty Years of Congress: From Lincoln to Garfield ; with a Review of the by James Gillespie Blaine (1884)
"PRESIDENT'S PROCLAMATION AND call for TROOPS. — RESPONSES OF LOYAL STATES. ... RESPONSES OF SOUTHERN GOVERNORS TO THE PRESIDENT'S call for TROOPS. ..."

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