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1Order or instruct (someone) to come to one; summon:‘if you don't go I shall send for the police’
call, call for, call in, summon, ask to come, request, request the attendance of, request the presence of, order, contact, fetchView synonyms
- ‘Since he told me to invite guests, I had to send for various prominent people so he could demonstrate techniques before them.’
- ‘Niko's wounds would heal quickly enough and I instructed the Captain to send for the physician in the morning.’
- ‘I shall send for a female companion to teach you about these things.’
- ‘Iokaste sends for Oedipus and instructs the Corinthian to inform him of the news.’
- ‘In a few days I will send for you again with instructions on your first assignment.’
- ‘Servants shall wait on you while I send for your companions.’
- ‘‘I shall be sending for you and we shall marry and live together in France,’ he told me.’
- ‘The doctor nodded ‘Shall I send for Jim and Jack to return her to her quarters?’’
- ‘That's why I ask you to wait until tomorrow to send for the police.’
- ‘We shall stand watch out here until you send for us.’
- 1.1 Order by post:‘send for our mail order catalogue’
- ‘Athena Review, journal of archaeology, history and exploration, invites you to send for more information on a free issue.’
- ‘In order to do this effectively it may be given powers equivalent to those of the High Court to summon witnesses, send for documents, administer oaths, etc.’
- ‘We phoned a place in Toronto to send for replacement instruments, but made the mistake of telling them they'd probably been stolen.’
- ‘Have you been invited to send for a TV for only £33.49?’
- ‘On May 28, 1915 Gandhi assured VOC: ‘I shall now send for the book subscribed in Natal.’’
- ‘Go to www.dharmatrading.com, look over their instruction sheets, & send for a copy of their catalog.’
- ‘I sent for a copy and when I glanced through it, I thought it was really great.’
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