call upon


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call upon (someone)

1. To choose, request, obligate, order, or demand someone to do something. Yesterday the president called upon world leaders everywhere to promote open and fair trade between countries. He was called upon to give testimony in court.
2. To visit someone. I went to the East Coast last week to call upon my aunt.
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call upon

v.
1. To order or require someone to do something: I call upon you to tell the truth.
2. To make a demand or a series of demands on something: Social institutions are often called upon to assist the poor.
3. To visit someone: I called upon an old friend when I was in New York.
4. To make use of some resource; draw on something: I knew the task would call upon my every resource.
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It also called upon the ICCIA and other relevant stake holders to conduct regular training programmes focusing on knowledge sharing, adopting of best practices and exchange of technology; and to call upon the private sector to emphasize the need of diversified products and find new markets in the member states.
We call upon the citizens of the United States to look squarely at the reality of the tragedies that have unfolded in the wake of the atomic bombings 59 years ago.
An Individualized Written Rehabilitation Program (IWRP), for example, identifies the actual resources the professional will call upon to provide services to the client.
Pakistan has urged the permanent members of the Security Council to call upon the Indian government to immediately stop bloodshed in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and honour its human rights obligations as well as its commitments to the Kashmiri people.
Therefore we call upon the four party leaders to not breach the Constitution and not allow any voter to be revoked its universal right to vote.
The MP reiterated his call upon all security apparatuses' leaders in Lebanon to only be certain of the legality of their role and responsibility in preserving security and deterring violators.
We call upon the minister to provide Hermel area, which population exceeds 100,000, with DSL Internet services and connect our area to the rest of the country in terms of knowledge and economy," said the statement.
In a "team approach," we call upon such resources to help bring projects to successful fruition for those parties we represent.
Although most local agencies in the Skinner plant's service area had groundwater and reservoir supplies to call upon to meet retail demands during the outage, some local agencies in north San Diego County instituted mandatory restrictions.
Five Ambassadors call upon Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and his party VMRO-DPMNE to respect the Agreement reached on the 2nd of June and stressed that Government is obliged to implement the agreement.
Landlords and building owners are finding they can call upon insurance policies issued years ago to pay for these lead exposure claims.