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  • v. To shout out in order to summon (a person).
  • v. To ask for in a loud voice.
  • v. To request, demand.
  • v. To necessitate, demand.
  • v. To stop at a place and ask for (someone).

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

  • v. express the need or desire for; ask for
  • v. require as useful, just, or proper
  • v. gather or collect
  • v. request the participation or presence of


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