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Difference between Cry for something and Cry out for something

cry for something

1. weep in order to get food, attention, etc.:

  • While the rescuers were still clearing the debris, the child was crying for water.

2. need smth. very much:

  • It’s a reversal from problems felt earlier this summer when the region was crying for rain amid a drought.

cry out for something— = cry for something 2:

  • Over decades, Jackie has been one of the women crying out for support in stopping the violence.