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call forth

1. To instruct or signal someone to step forward or come to the front of a group. A noun or pronoun can be used between "call" and "forth" or after "forth." Counselor, you may call forth your first witness. Do not step forward until they call you forth.
2. To induce a certain reaction, emotion, or behavior (which is stated between "call" and "forth" or after "forth"). Lots of people tear up at the art museum. Beautiful artwork is known to call very strong emotions forth. The catastrophe called forth great bravery from the victims and emergency responders alike.
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call someone forth

to call to someone to come out or come forward. The principal called Wally forth. Please call forth Wally again.
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call something forth

[for an event] to draw a particular quality or induce a particular behavior. The battle called extraordinary courage forth from the soldiers. It called forth great courage.
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call forth

v.
1. To summon someone to come forward; beckon someone: The judge called me forth and asked me to tell what happened at the crime scene. The coach called forth the winners and presented them with a trophy.
2. To evoke or elicit some result or reaction: The love song called forth sad memories. I held back my tears through most of the story, but the tragic ending called them forth.
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In the latest iteration of the Power Rangers' story, five brave young teens are called forth to take up the challenge and fight for the survival of the planet.
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In a dense and scholarly text demanding a close read and an open mind Schussler Fiorenza argues that Jesus' preaching of the reign of God called forth a radically egalitarian community in which men and women led and served as co-disciples, teachers, prophets, and ministers.
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