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 for To call upon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Call \Call\, v. i.
     1. To speak in loud voice; to cry out; to address by name; --
        sometimes with to.
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              You must call to the nurse.           --Shak.
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              The angel of God called to Hagar.     --Gen. xxi.
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     2. To make a demand, requirement, or request.
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              They called for rooms, and he showed them one.
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     3. To make a brief visit; also, to stop at some place
        designated, as for orders.
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              He ordered her to call at the house once a week.
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     To call for
        (a) To demand; to require; as, a crime calls for
            punishment; a survey, grant, or deed calls for the
            metes and bounds, or the quantity of land, etc., which
            it describes.
        (b) To give an order for; to request. "Whenever the coach
            stopped, the sailor called for more ale." --Marryat.
     To call on, To call upon,
        (a) To make a short visit to; as, call on a friend.
        (b) To appeal to; to invite; to request earnestly; as, to
            call upon a person to make a speech.
        (c) To solicit payment, or make a demand, of a debt.
        (d) To invoke or play to; to worship; as, to call upon
     To call out To call or utter loudly; to brawl.
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