Idiom:  call for (something)


Idiom:  call for (something)

  • to demand or require something

Example sentences

— When the actor was found dead in his apartment the police called for an investigation.

— Your new job promotion calls for a celebration!

— Yelling at my assistant just because she wouldn't interrupt me it's not called for!

— I've only got three eggs and this recipe calls for five. Is there a substitute I could use?

— The teachers called for a 5% raise and we gave it to them to avoid another strike.

— Democrats are calling for an FBI investigation of the allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.

— After a teenager died from accidentally eating sesame seeds, her parents have called for clearer food packaging labeling that identifies everything contained in foods.

— We've called for meetings with our direct HR director for months and he keeps delaying it.

— Activists are calling for the immediate arrest of the police officer that choked George Floyd to death.

— After decades, marginalized groups are still calling for equality in fundamental areas  including employment and wages, access to credit and housing, education, public  and other services.


  • insist upon
  • push for

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