cry out for
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Related to cry out for: follow suit, call on, catch a glimpse, bring down, set forth, sort out, stave off, holding up
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|Verb||1.||cry out for - need badly or desperately; "This question cries out for an answer"|
necessitate, need, require, call for, demand, postulate, involve, ask, take - require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent"