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call on sb

phrasal verb with call uk   /kɔːl/  us   /kɑːl/ verb
C1 to ​ask someone in a ​formal way to do something: They're ​calling on all men and ​boys over the ​age of 14 to ​join the ​army.formal I now ​call on everyone to ​raise a ​glass to the ​happycouple.
(Definition of call on sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “call on sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 号召,动员,要求(某人)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 號召,動員,要求(某人)…
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