English version

call for somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcall for somebody/something phrasal verb1 ASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO somethingif a group of people call for something, they ask publicly for something to be done Human Rights groups are calling for the release of political prisoners.2 NEEDto need or deserve a particular type of behaviour or treatment Dealing with children who are so damaged calls for immense tact and sensitivity. That kind of abuse is really not called for (=it is unnecessary and unwelcome). uncalled for3 MEET British English to meet someone at their home in order to take them somewhere I’ll call for you at eight o'clock.4 PREDICT American English to say that a particular kind of weather is likely to happen syn predict The forecast calls for more rain. call→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
not called forBut they are not called for.She felt she should offer to help, while knowing her help was not called for.She asked for its definition and was told that it means not called for by the circumstances.
From Longman Business Dictionarycall for something phrasal verb [transitive] to ask publicly for something to happenThe company’s second largest shareholder is calling for the public flotation of the shares.call for somebody to do somethingHe called for Europe to work towards economic integration. call→ See Verb table
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Verb table
call
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycall
he, she, itcalls
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycalled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave called
he, she, ithas called
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad called
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill call
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have called
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam calling
he, she, itis calling
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you, we, theyare calling
Past
I, he, she, itwas calling
you, we, theywere calling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been calling
he, she, ithas been calling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been calling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be calling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been calling
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