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Definition of called-for in English:

adjective

Demanded or required: a called-for prohibition of handguns
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  • Logic will hopefully dictate that the called-for changes will be implemented.
  • He described the PM's visit as "not a called-for situation".
  • Fueled by the economy and corporate downsizing, the called-for reforms would put a stronger focus on career preparation at all levels of education.

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