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call (one) forward

To instruct or signal one to step forward or come to the front of a group. Counselor, you may call your first witness forward. I knew that Becky had the poem memorized, so I called her forward to recite it.
See also: call, forward
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

call someone forward

to call to someone to the front, and to the attention of everyone present. The teacher called the student forward to recite. Don't call me forward. I am not prepared.
See also: call, forward
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But, just as the attendant called him forward, he turned, gestured into the distance and suddenly a wife and multiple teenage weans appeared, all lugging bags the size of Dunoon.
The judge found against him in the latter but called him forward to commend his honesty, and from then he never look back, establishing an enviable reputation for complete integrity.
She called him forward and good-naturedly demanded why he had opted to play for England instead of Italy.
Company director John Cranko noticed Boatwright at the audition and called him forward to do some especially difficult combinations.