call for

Primary Meanings of call for

1.
v
express the need or desire for; ask for
2.
v
require as useful, just, or proper
3.
v
gather or collect
Full Definitions of call for
1

v express the need or desire for; ask for

“She called for room service”
Synonyms:
bespeak, quest, request
invite
request the participation or presence of
Types:
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order
make a request for something
ask
make a request or demand for something to somebody
encore
request an encore, from a performer
petition
write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing
demand
request urgently and forcefully
appeal, invoke
request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection
supplicate
ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer
apply
ask (for something)
beg, solicit, tap
make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
reserve
obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance
challenge
ask for identification
beg off, excuse
ask for permission to be released from an engagement
demand
ask to be informed of
claim
ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example
invite
request the participation or presence of
ask in, invite
ask to enter
desire
express a desire for
beg
ask to obtain free
arrogate, claim, lay claim
demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
ask over, ask round, invite
invite someone to one's house
call
call a meeting; invite or command to meet
ask out, invite out, take out
make a date
book, hold, reserve
arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
want
wish or demand the presence of
reorder
make a new request to be supplied with
place
to arrange for
request
ask (a person) to do something
solicit
make a solicitation or petition for something desired
call
order or request or give a command for
ask, expect, require
consider obligatory; request and expect
supplicate
make a humble, earnest petition
plead
appeal or request earnestly
clamor, clamour
make loud demands
quest
seek alms, as for religious purposes
call on, turn
have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to
book up
book all available places or tickets
dun
persistently ask for overdue payment
wish
order politely; express a wish for
demand, exact
claim as due or just
counterclaim
set up a claim in opposition to a previous claim
ask
require or ask for as a price or condition
demand
lay legal claim to
put in, submit
make an application as for a job or funding
call in
summon to enter
cadge, schnorr, scrounge, shnorr
obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling
panhandle
beg by accosting people in the street and asking for money
pretend
put forward a claim and assert right or possession of
requisition
demand and take for use or service, especially by military or public authority for public service
arrogate, assign
make undue claims to having
hold open, keep, keep open, save
retain rights to
canvas, canvass
solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign
buttonhole, lobby
detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors
commission
place an order for
Type of:
communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across
transmit information

v request the participation or presence of

Synonyms:
invite
bespeak, quest, request
express the need or desire for; ask for
Type of:
bespeak, quest, request
express the need or desire for; ask for
2

v require as useful, just, or proper

“This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert”
Synonyms:
ask, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, require, take
claim, exact, take
take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
Antonyms:
eliminate, obviate, rid of
do away with
Types:
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claim, exact, take
take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
govern
require to be in a certain grammatical case, voice, or mood
draw
require a specified depth for floating
cost
require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice
cry for, cry out for
need badly or desperately
compel
necessitate or exact
3

v gather or collect

Synonyms:
collect, gather up, pick up
Type of:
acquire, get
come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

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