What does summon mean?

Definitions for summon
ˈsʌm ənsum·mon

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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. yoda:

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

  2. Mateusz Martyniuk:

    Prosecutors will want to summon Polanski for questioning.

  3. Franz Kafka:

    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.

  4. Kristina Schake:

    (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.

  5. Ted Kennedy:

    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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