Definitions

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  • v. To visit (a person); to pay a call to.
  • v. To select (a student).
  • v. To request or ask something of (a person); to select for a task.
  • v. To correct; to point out an error or untruth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to

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Examples

  • Can we literally learn to call on Spirit, which includes our deceased loved ones, higher spirit guides, and the Great Spirit or the Sacred, for healing ourselves and reclaiming the planet as a whole?

    The Sacred Promise

  • Spock was left to continue that line of thought while Captain Warde answered a call on her communicator.

    Starfleet Academy: The Edge

  • “Adam-one-nine, you there?” came a squawky call on the radio.

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  • Mrs. Cahill should have known better than to call on James.

    Flirting with Disaster

  • We might ask for a Host Introduction by having our friend call on our behalf.

    Life Is a Series of Presentations

  • I call on the one the Goblin Market calls a traitor.

    The Demons Covenant

  • It seemed that I might have to pay a personal call on the Fellowship, although I guessed from Ms. Torrance's tone that a visit from me would be about as welcome as a whorehouse in Disneyland.

    The Killing Kind

  • IN THE BEGINNING Hetty had planned to take a different one of the children with her every time she went to call on Aunt Molly Nightingale.

    Caddie Woodlawn’s Family

  • Guilfoyle did not return Digger's call on Tuesday, but he has previously stated that he knew nothing of Heaney's intention to hand over the football operations to Ridsdale for £1 until a week before it was announced.

    Not everyone thinks Peter Ridsdale's £1 deal is good value for Argyle | Matt Scott

  • We call on Cuba to cease all BW-applicable cooperation with rogue states, and to fully comply with all of its obligations under the Biological Weapons Convention.

    Surrender is not an Option

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