call for sth

call for sth
UK US call for sth
Phrasal Verb with call({{}}/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.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • call*/*/*/ — [kɔːl] verb I 1) [T] to use a particular name or title for someone or something They called the area the Gold Coast.[/ex] The book was called The Journey.[/ex] Her name s Elizabeth, but we call her Liz.[/ex] 2) [T] to describe or refer to someone …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • call time (on something) — call ˈtime (on sth) f5 idiom (BrE) to say or decide that it is time for sth to finish Main entry: ↑callidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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  • call — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 on the telephone ADJECTIVE ▪ phone, telephone ▪ long ▪ quick, short ▪ I ll just make a quick phone call …   Collocations dictionary

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