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1

Go to get someone or something, as in John said he'd call for Mary at eight, or Someone's at the door, calling for the package. [First half of 1600s]

2

Summon someone or something. For example, The audience called for the playwright, or The judge called for the verdict. [First half of 1500s]

3

Require, demand, as in This job calls for a lot of patience. [First half of 1700s] Also see no call for; uncalled for.

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