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1

Summon someone, request that someone come, as in She sent for all the children when their father lay dying. [Late 1500s]

2

Order a delivery of something, as in The king sent for a bottle of wine. Also see send away, def. 2; send out, def. 2.

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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