Definition of send for in US English:

send for

phrasal verb

  • 1Order or instruct (someone) to come to one; summon.

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