call upon

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "call upon":
present tense I/you/we/they call upon he/she/it calls upon present participle calling upon past tense called upon past participle called upon formal
call upon someone/something
same as call on 1)

You could be called upon to make a short speech.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • call upon — phrasal : require, oblige may be called upon to do several jobs : make a demand upon : depend on universities are called upon to produce trained men * * * ˈcall upon [transitive] [present ten …   Useful english dictionary

  • call upon sb — UK US call on/upon sb Phrasal Verb with call({{}}/kɔːl/ verb ► to ask formally for someone to do something: call on/upon sb to do sth »They called on the company to reverse its decision. »If you re ever called upon at work to give a talk, the… …   Financial and business terms

  • call upon — v. make short visit to; turn to for help, able to appeal to ; invite; require seriously; make a claim of a debt; invoke; draw out a response from someone; pray, worship (e.g., call upon God) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • call upon — ► call on/upon turn to as a source of help. Main Entry: ↑call …   English terms dictionary

  • call upon — v.. see call on * * * [ kɔːlə pɒn] see call on …   Combinatory dictionary

  • call upon — phrasal 1. require, oblige < may be called upon to do several jobs > 2. to make a demand on ; depend on < universities are called upon to produce trained professionals > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • call upon — See: CALL ON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • call upon — See: CALL ON …   Dictionary of American idioms

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