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
when you summon the courage to do what others won't you will have in life what others don't.
Prosecutors will want to summon Polanski for questioning.
Life's splendor forever lies in wait about each one of us in all its fullness, but veiled from view, deep down, invisible, far off. It is there, though, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you summon it by the right word, by its right name, it will come.
(Clinton) has long been inspired by FDR's belief that America is stronger when we summon the work and talents of all Americans, her fight, like his, is to work to ensure that everyday Americans can achieve not just a sense of economic stability, but lasting prosperity.
With profound sadness, I share the news that the search for my beloved daughter Maeve McKean and grandson Gideon has turned from rescue to recovery, my heart is crushed, yet we shall try to summon the grace of God and what strength we have to honor the hope, energy and passion that Maeve McKean and Gideon set forth into the world.
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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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