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English definition of “call for something”

call for something

(SUGGEST STRONGLY) phrasal verb with call    /kɔl/ verb
to suggest strongly that something should happen or is necessary : Many minority leaders called for the immediate resignation of the police commissioner . Talking that way to your parents just wasn’t called for (= was extreme and not necessary ).
(Definition of call for something (SUGGEST STRONGLY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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