Meaning of “call for sth” in the English Dictionary

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"call for sth" in British English

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(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 /kɔːl/ us 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)