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Definition 1: request the participation or presence of - [verb of communication]

Samples where call for or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference

Synonyms for call for in the sense of this definition

(call for has a similar meaning as ...) express the need or desire for

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service" "when you call, always ask for Mary"

Definition 2: express the need or desire for - [verb of communication]

Samples where call for or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She requested an extra bed in her room
  • She called for room service
  • when you call, always ask for Mary

Synonyms for call for in the sense of this definition

(call for is a kind of ...) transmit information

"Please communicate this message to all employees" "pass along the good news"

(... is a kind of call for ) ask to be informed of

"I demand an explanation"

(... is a kind of call for ) ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example

"They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"

(call for has a similar meaning as ...) request the participation or presence of

"The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"

(... is a kind of call for ) ask to enter

"We invited the neighbors in for a cup of coffee"

(... is a kind of call for ) express a desire for

(... is a kind of call for ) ask to obtain free

"beg money and food"

(... is a kind of call for ) demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to

"He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter" "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"

(... is a kind of call for ) invite someone to one's house

"Can I invite you for dinner on Sunday night?"

(... is a kind of call for ) call a meeting; invite or command to meet

"The Wannsee Conference was called to discuss the `Final Solution'" "The new dean calls meetings every week"

(... is a kind of call for ) make a date

"Has he asked you out yet?" "He asekd me to a dance"

(... is a kind of call for ) ask for permission to be released from an engagement

(... is a kind of call for ) ask for identification

"The illegal immigrant was challenged by the border guard"

(... is a kind of call for ) make a request for something

"Order me some flowers" "order a work stoppage"

(... is a kind of call for ) make a request or demand for something to somebody

"She asked him for a loan"

(... is a kind of call for ) request an encore, from a performer

(... is a kind of call for ) write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing

(... is a kind of call for ) request urgently and forcefully

"The victim's family is demanding compensation" "The boss demanded that he be fired immediately" "She demanded to see the manager"

(... is a kind of call for ) request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection

"appeal to somebody for help" "Invoke God in times of trouble"

(... is a kind of call for ) ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer

"supplicate God's blessing"

(... is a kind of call for ) ask (for something)

"He applied for a leave of absence" "She applied for college" "apply for a job"

(... is a kind of call for ) make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently

"Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce" "My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities"

(... is a kind of call for ) obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance

"We managed to reserve a table at Maxim's"

(... is a kind of call for ) arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance

"reserve me a seat on a flight" "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family" "please hold a table at Maxim's"

Definition 3: gather or collect - [verb of possession]

Samples where call for or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for call for in the sense of this definition

(call for is a kind of ...) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

"She got a lot of paintings from her uncle" "They acquired a new pet" "Get your results the next day" "Get permission to take a few days off from work"

Definition 4: require as useful, just, or proper - [verb of stative]

Samples where call for or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for call for in the sense of this definition

(call for has a similar meaning as ...) take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs

"the accident claimed three lives" "The hard work took its toll on her"

(... is a kind of call for ) require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood

"most transitive verbs govern the accusative case in German"

(... is a kind of call for ) require a specified depth for floating

"This boat draws 70 inches"

(... is a kind of call for ) require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice

"This mistake cost him his job"

(... is a kind of call for ) need badly or desperately

"This question cries out for an answer"

(... is a kind of call for ) necessitate or exact

"the water shortage compels conservation"

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