Definition of Call down
1. Verb. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic. "Call down the spirits from the mountain"
Specialized synonyms: Anathemise, Anathemize, Bedamn, Beshrew, Curse, Damn, Imprecate, Maledict, Bless
Generic synonyms: Create, Make
Related verbs: Call Forth, Evoke, Kick Up, Provoke
Derivative terms: Conjuration, Conjuration, Conjurer, Conjuring, Conjuror, Conjury, Evocation, Invocation, Invocation
2. Verb. Censure severely or angrily. "Sam cannot call down Sue "; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
Specialized synonyms: Castigate, Chasten, Chastise, Correct, Objurgate, Brush Down, Tell Off
Generic synonyms: Criticise, Criticize, Knock, Pick Apart
Derivative terms: Chiding, Lecture, Rebuke, Rebuker, Reprimand, Reproof, Scolder, Scolding
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Literary usage of Call down
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. New Testament Theology: Or, Historical Account of the Teaching of Jesus and by Willibald Beyschlag, Neil Buchanan (1895)
"... as Satan's instrument would bring about the final conflict between the divine and its opponents, and call down from heaven the judgment of the world. ..."
2. Historical Sketches and Reminiscences of Madison County, Indiana: A Detailed by John La Rue Forkner, Byron H. Dyson (1897)
"... the people and has never hesitated tc> call down a dereliction of official duty, although sometimes undergoing the painful task of chastizing a friend, ..."
3. History of the Hawaiian Islands: Embracing Their Antiquities, Mythology by James Jackson Jarves (1847)
"To insult them, break their taboos, or neglect to send offerings, was to call down certain destruction. At their call, Pele would spout out her lava and ..."
4. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1874)
"The direction we call down—that is, the direction in which a stone falls—seems every where the same. All bodies tend to fall in that direction in ..."