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English definition of “call on sb”

call on sb

phrasal verb with call     /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 happy couple.Making appeals and requests
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