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call for someone The patriarch of the family is on his deathbed and he calls for his estranged son so that he can make peace before he goes. to call for someone means 'to go to a place in order to meet someone' This definition doesn't seem fit here. What's your understanding? Does ' to call for someone' mean ' give someone a phone call' ?
Sep 20, 2019 6:16 AM
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Thanks for your help, Erika.
September 25, 2019
It is more likely that the man is calling out for his estranged son, so he might be saying his sons' name to who ever is in the room. Maybe the man is telling the nurse or his wife to get his estranged son so he can make peace before he passes away. That is how I interpret it.
September 23, 2019
'calls for' means 'asks for'. If he is in his deathbed, he would be asking those relatives or friends visiting him to contact his son and let the son know that he (the father) wants to see him.
September 20, 2019
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