Definition of call for phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


call for

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Phrasal Verbs
(especially British English) to collect somebody in order to go somewhere I'll call for you at 7 o'clock.
  1. 1  to need something The situation calls for prompt action. ‘I've been promoted.’ ‘This calls for a celebration!’ see also uncalled for
  2. 2  to publicly ask for something to happen They called for the immediate release of the hostages. The opposition have called for him to resign.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: call for