call to order

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: to order - open formally; "the chairman called the meeting to order by pounding his gavel"
open - begin or set in action, of meetings, speeches, recitals, etc.; "He opened the meeting with a long speech"
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He further requests the AU president should call to order the South African leadership at a time where Africa has embarked on opening the free movement of people and goods through the Continent Free Trade Area.
"Now, there is a question about art serving multiculturalism and education, but maybe we should stop asking art to contribute something and try to understand the value of art itself." In an era when making a film can lead to murder--and culture is becoming a call to order, if not an ethnographic practice of language, religion, and mores--affirming the autonomy of art might just lead to its extinction.
"Also, soften the call to order with a 'please' and a 'thank you.'"