summon, summons, cite(verb)
call in an official matter, such as to attend court
ask to come
"summon a lawyer"
muster, rally, summon, come up, muster up(verb)
gather or bring together
"muster the courage to do something"; "she rallied her intellect"; "Summon all your courage"
mobilize, mobilise, marshal, summon(verb)
make ready for action or use
To call people together; to convene.
To ask someone to come; to send for.
To order someone to appear in court, especially by issuing a summons.
to call, bid, or cite; to notify to come to appear; -- often with up
to give notice to, or command to appear, as in court; to cite by authority; as, to summon witnesses
to call upon to surrender, as a fort
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sum′un, v.t. to call with authority: to command to appear, esp. in court: to rouse to exertion.—ns. Summ′oner; Summ′ons, a summoning or an authoritative call: a call to appear, esp. in court: a call to surrender.—v.t. to serve with a summons. [O. Fr. somoner—L. summonēre—sub, secretly, monēre, to warn.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
To call upon to surrender; as, to summon a fort.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'summon' in Verbs Frequency: #885
The numerical value of summon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of summon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of summon in a Sentence
Prosecutors will want to summon Polanski for questioning.
when you summon the courage to do what others won't you will have in life what others don't.
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
I will summon the members of the Senate and the House of Delegates to meet in special session for the purpose of passing common sense public safety laws.
The recent coverage of AI as a single, unified power is a predictable upshot of a self-aggrandizing Silicon Valley culture that believes it can summon a Godhead.
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Translations for summon
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- cridar, citarCatalan, Valencian
- přivolat, předvolat, svolatCzech
- vorladen, zusammenrufen, beschwören, herbeirufenGerman
- llamar, reunir, citar, convocarSpanish
- haastaa, kutsua koolle, kutsuaFinnish
- convoquer, citer à comparaître, convierFrench
- összehív, megidéz, odahív, beidézHungarian
- adunare, chiamare, intimare, convocare, citare, in, giudizio, raccogliere, mandare, a, riunireItalian
- 召喚する, 呼び出す, 出頭を命ずる, 召集するJapanese
- convoco, vocō, arcessōLatin
- ontbieden, bijeen roepen, oproepenDutch
- convocar, intimarPortuguese
- призывать, вызвать, призвать, вызывать, звать, созвать, сзывать, позватьRussian
- prizvati, sazvati, dozvatiSerbo-Croatian
- sammankalla, inbjudaSwedish
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