Definition of send for in English:

send for

  • 1Order or instruct (someone) to come to one; summon: if you don’t go I shall send for the police
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    • Iokaste sends for Oedipus and instructs the Corinthian to inform him of the news.
    • Niko's wounds would heal quickly enough and I instructed the Captain to send for the physician in the morning.
    • ‘I shall be sending for you and we shall marry and live together in France,’ he told me.
    call for, summon, contact; ask for, request, order
  • 1.1Order by mail: send for our mail order catalog
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    • 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.
    • We phoned a place in Toronto to send for replacement instruments, but made the mistake of telling them they'd probably been stolen.
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