Summon someone, request that someone come, as in She sent for all the children when their father lay dying. [Late 1500s]
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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Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And as a bonus, they send home more than $20 billion in remittances each year.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If nobody on the outside will send Teresa money, should she learn a prison hustle?How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Johnson knew that the proposals he was going to send to the Hill would be divisive.
The girls send a cry for help…the situation of these girls is distressing.Jihadis Release New Year’s Eve Video of Italian Female Hostages|Jamie Dettmer, Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Then there was Wee Wo,—he was a little Chinese chap, and we used to send him down the chimneys to open front doors for us.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
With the dispersal of the spores the cone shrivels up, and then the stems starts to send out green branches.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Messa urges the king to send a new governor, and gives his advice as to the character of him who should be sent.
But in the end his health gave way, and the Emperor himself wrote to Prince Eugne telling him to send the old warrior home.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
But the great number of Indians still unconverted demands many more missionaries, whom the king is urged to send.