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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
call for, summon, contact;
ask for, request, order
1.1Order by mail: send for our mail order catalog
More example sentences
  • 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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