call for sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"call for sth" in British English

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call for sth

phrasal verb with call uk   /kɔːl/  us   /kɑːl/ verb
to need or ​deserve a ​particularaction, ​remark, or ​quality: This ​calls for a ​celebration! It's the ​sort of ​work that ​calls for a high ​level of ​concentration. He told you that you were an ​idiot? Well, I don't ​think that was called for (= I ​think it was ​rude and not ​deserved)!C2 to ​demand that something ​happens: Members have called for his ​resignation.
(Definition of call for sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"call for sth" in Business English

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call for sth

phrasal verb with call uk   us   /kɔːl/ verb
to say ​publicly that something should ​happen or is necessary: call for a ban/inquiry/investigation, etc. They called for an ​investigation into how the ​investments were made and who is ​responsible. He called for the ​results of the ​survey to be made ​public.
(Definition of call for sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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