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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References in classic literature ?
Nor did they omit to call upon us to admire the natural loveliness of their own abode, and the lavish abundance with which it produced all manner of luxuriant fruits; exalting it in this particular above any of the surrounding valleys.
Knightley, to come out at this late hour to call upon us.
Kit--for it happens at this juncture, not only that we have breathing time to follow his fortunes, but that the necessities of these adventures so adapt themselves to our ease and inclination as to call upon us imperatively to pursue the track we most desire to take--Kit, while the matters treated of in the last fifteen chapters were yet in progress, was, as the reader may suppose, gradually familiarising himself more and more with Mr and Mrs Garland, Mr Abel, the pony, and Barbara, and gradually coming to consider them one and all as his particular private friends, and Abel Cottage, Finchley, as his own proper home.
Woodcourt, and a lady call upon us in Cook's Court, Cursitor Street, at the present hour.
Our country's values call upon us all to be law abiding, respectful, hardworking and responsible.
I believe that the times call upon us to take action, and I believe that if we work together we can shape both the place and the times in which we live.
I call upon us as a state to move beyond the political debate about gun control and instead bring responsible gun owners and community advocates together to find solutions.
Companies, executives, public officials, and AmLaw 100 law firms call upon us to represent them in high stakes matters because we make their problems our problems to solve.
The rich Islamic history and our prayers five time a day call upon us to establish unity in order to develop brotherhood, which is the key to our success in the life here and hereafter," he said.
There is no other choice, if the Libyan people are in agreement and call upon us," the President said in the interview recorded in Cairo upon signature of a major arms contract with France.
These events also call upon us to let people exercise their sovereignty and end the transitional phase," he added at a joint news conference with French President Francois Hollande.
The unique cultural and historical linkages with similarities in developmental challenges call upon us to intensify our bilateral cooperation and work for the betterment and development of our two neighbouring countries," the Indian Foreign Secretary said.
Each day we get feedback from our customers, and see this ranking as a call upon us to invest in our product , says Austrian CCO Karsten Benz.
Families call upon us in times of uncertainty to clarify the situation and give them hope.
Prior to such decisions being made, all aspects of patient care, risk and service delivery are carefully considered to ensure that we continue to provide a timely, safe and high-quality service to those who call upon us for assistance.