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Phrasal Verbs

call for

This page is about the phrasal verb call for

Meaning

If a person or an organisation calls for something, they state in public that it's needed, or should be done.

Synonym

demand

For example

  • call for sth Community leaders are calling for an enquiry into police corruption.

  • call for sb to do sth The protesters have called for the president to resign.

Nouns often used as objects with call for: investigation, ban, enquiry, laws, change, regulations, resignation, removal, reform

Quick Quiz

After the government was accused of corruption, the opposition parties called for

a. a full inquiry

b. a share of the money

c. better corruption

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