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English definition of “call for something”

call for something

verb phrasal verb with call  /kɔl/ us  

(SUGGEST STRONGLY)

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).
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