call for

call for

  1. To shout out in order to summon (a person).
    I leant out of the back door and called for Lucy.
  2. To ask for in a loud voice.
    We finished the main course in short order and called for more wine.
  3. (figuratively) To request, demand.
    The government has called for an end to hostilities in the region.
    • 2013 June 18, Simon Romero, "Protests Widen as Brazilians Chide Leaders ↗," New York Times (retrieved 21 June 2013):
      In Juazeiro do Norte, demonstrators cornered the mayor inside a bank for hours and called for his impeachment, while thousands of others protested teachers’ salaries.
  4. To necessitate, demand.
    This situation calls for a high degree of courage.
  5. To stop at a place and ask for (someone).
    I'll call for you just after midday.
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