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  Definition of Call for
  1. express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
  2. request the participation or presence of; "The organizers invite submissions of papers for the conference"
  3. gather or collect; "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"
  4. 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";
Similar Words: request, bespeak, quest, invite, collect, pick up, gather up, necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, demand

 

Hyponyms: order, ask, encore, petition, demand, appeal, invoke, supplicate, apply, solicit, beg, tap, reserve, challenge, excuse, beg off, claim, invite, ask in, desire, lay claim, arrogate, ask over, ask round, call, ask out, invite out, take out, hold, book, take, exact, govern, draw, cost, cry out for, cry for, imply, involve

 

Grouped Verbs: invite, request, bespeak, quest, claim, take, exact

 

Derivational Morphology: request, asking, invitation, pickup, requirement, demand, need, want, necessity, essential, requisite, necessary

 

 
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