What does summon mean?

Definitions for summon
ˈsʌm ənsum·mon

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word summon.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. summon, summons, cite(verb)

    call in an official matter, such as to attend court

  2. summon(verb)

    ask to come

    "summon a lawyer"

  3. 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"

  4. mobilize, mobilise, marshal, summon(verb)

    make ready for action or use

    "marshal resources"


  1. summon(Verb)

    To call people together; to convene.

  2. summon(Verb)

    To ask someone to come; to send for.

  3. summon(Verb)

    To order someone to appear in court, especially by issuing a summons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Summon(verb)

    to call, bid, or cite; to notify to come to appear; -- often with up

  2. Summon(verb)

    to give notice to, or command to appear, as in court; to cite by authority; as, to summon witnesses

  3. Summon(verb)

    to call upon to surrender, as a fort

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Summon

    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. summonēresub, secretly, monēre, to warn.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. summon

    To call upon to surrender; as, to summon a fort.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'summon' in Verbs Frequency: #885

How to pronounce summon?

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How to say summon in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of summon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of summon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of summon in a Sentence

  1. Mateusz Martyniuk:

    Prosecutors will want to summon Polanski for questioning.

  2. yoda:

    when you summon the courage to do what others won't you will have in life what others don't.

  3. Christopher Reeve, From speech at Democratic National Convention, August 1996:

    So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.

  4. Ralph Northam:

    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.

  5. Thomas Arnold:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of summon

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Translations for summon

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  • استدعىArabic
  • cridar, citarCatalan, Valencian
  • přivolat, předvolat, svolatCzech
  • vorladen, zusammenrufen, beschwören, herbeirufenGerman
  • καλώGreek
  • vokiEsperanto
  • 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
  • לְזַמֵןHebrew
  • 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
  • tilkalleNorwegian
  • wzywaćPolish
  • convocar, intimarPortuguese
  • призывать, вызвать, призвать, вызывать, звать, созвать, сзывать, позватьRussian
  • prizvati, sazvati, dozvatiSerbo-Croatian
  • sammankalla, inbjudaSwedish
  • రప్పించుTelugu
  • bizaZulu

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