English verb: call down
|1.||call down (creation) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic|
|Samples||Raise the specter of unemployment.|
He conjured wild birds in the air.
Call down the spirits from the mountain.
|Synonyms||arouse, bring up, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, invoke, put forward, raise, stir|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||create, make|
|Narrower (hyponym)||anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, bless, curse, damn, imprecate, maledict|
|Verb group||call forth, evoke, kick up, provoke|
|2.||call down (communication) censure severely or angrily|
|Samples||The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car.|
The deputy ragged the Prime Minister.
The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup.
|Synonyms||bawl out, berate, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scold, take to task, trounce|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart|
|Narrower (hyponym)||brush down, castigate, chasten, chastise, correct, objurgate, tell off|