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Idioms for call

Origin of call

1200–50; late Middle English callen, probably < Old Norse kalla to call out, conflated with Old English (West Saxon) ceallian to shout; cognate with Middle Dutch kallen to talk, Old High German kallôn to shout, akin to Old English -calla herald, Irish gall swan, OCS glasŭ voice

synonym study for call

2, 3, 12. Call, invite, summon imply requesting the presence or attendance of someone at a particular place. Call is the general word: to call a meeting. To invite is to ask someone courteously to come as a guest, a participant, etc., leaving the person free to refuse: to invite guests to a concert; to invite them to contribute to a fund. Summon implies sending for someone, using authority or formality in making the request and (theoretically) not leaving the person free to refuse: to summon a witness, members of a committee, etc.

OTHER WORDS FROM call

un·called, adjectivewell-called, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH call

call caul cull
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British Dictionary definitions for call down (1 of 2)

call down

verb (tr, adverb)

to request or invoketo call down God's anger

British Dictionary definitions for call down (2 of 2)

call
/ (kɔːl) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for call

Old English ceallian; related to Old Norse kalla, Old High German kallōn, Old Slavonic glasǔ voice
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Idioms and Phrases with call down (1 of 2)

call down

1

Invoke, as from heaven; for example, He called down the wrath of God. [Early 1800s]

2

call someone down. Scold or reprimand, as in The conductor called her down for playing out of tune. [Mid-1800s] For a synonym, see dress down, def. 1.

Idioms and Phrases with call down (2 of 2)

call

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