1. [ verb ] censure severely or angrily
Synonyms: rebuke scold chide berate lecture have_words lambast dress_down trounce reproof bawl_out remonstrate reprimand chew_out chew_up lambaste jaw call_on_the_carpet rag check

"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" "check" is archaic

Related terms: criticize chastize tell_off rebuke lecture chiding
2. [ verb ] evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic
Synonyms: raise invoke conjure_up bring_up arouse stir call_forth evoke put_forward conjure

: "raise the specter of unemployment" "he conjured wild birds in the air" "stir a disturbance" "call down the spirits from the mountain"

Related terms: make curse bless provoke magician incantation conjuring
Similar spelling:   caledonia