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English definition of “call on sb”

call on sb

verb uk phrasal verb with call   /kɔːl/ us    /kɑːl/
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 happy couple.
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