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Meaning of CALL FOR

Pronunciation:  kol for

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  1. [v]  express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
  2. [v]  request the participation or presence of; "The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"
  3. [v]  gather or collect; "You can get the results on Monday"; "She picked up the children at the day care center"
  4. [v]  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 postulates a patient's consent"
 Synonyms: ask, bespeak, collect, demand, gather up, involve, necessitate, need, pick up, postulate, quest, request, require, take
 Antonyms: eliminate, obviate, rid of
 See Also: acquire, appeal, apply, arrogate, ask, ask in, ask out, ask over, ask round, beg, beg off, book, call, challenge, claim, communicate, cost, cry for, cry out for, demand, desire, draw, encore, excuse, get, govern, hold, imply, invite out, invoke, lay claim, order, pass, pass on, petition, put across, reserve, solicit, supplicate, take out, tap



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