Definition of Summon

1. Verb. Call in an official matter, such as to attend court.

Exact synonyms: Cite, Summons
Specialized synonyms: Vouch, Demand
Generic synonyms: Call, Send For
Derivative terms: Citation, Summons, Summons



2. Verb. Ask to come. "Summon a lawyer"
Specialized synonyms: Page, Buzz, Convene, Convoke, Beckon
Generic synonyms: Call, Send For
Derivative terms: Summoning

3. Verb. Gather or bring together. "Summon all your courage"
Exact synonyms: Come Up, Muster, Muster Up, Rally
Generic synonyms: Collect, Garner, Gather, Pull Together
Derivative terms: Rally

4. Verb. Make ready for action or use. "Marshal resources"

Definition of Summon

1. v. t. To call, bid, or cite; to notify to come to appear; -- often with up.

Definition of Summon

1. Verb. To call people together; to convene. ¹

2. Verb. To ask someone to come; to send for. ¹

3. Verb. (legal) To order someone to appear in court, especially by issuing a summons. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Summon

1. to order to appear [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Literary usage of Summon

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1. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (1912)
"... he and Philostrate summon the 'carious actors by going to steps, beckoning and being tlie general guides. Each actor as he comes on looks supremely ..."

2. History of the Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1656 by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1903)
"Yet though he was under no obligation to summon Parliament before January 22, 1658, ... Finding his plan summon a generally condemned as impracticable, ..."

3. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1835)
"A summon, BY ORDER OF ... Let it be as it will, Sir, if you come into this place charged with others, I summon you, in the name of the king my master, ..."

4. History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Outbreak of the by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1889)
"1614 A PARLIAMENT TO BE summonED. one point of capital importance, his friends had been unable to maintain their ground. The proposal to summon decides upon ..."

5. Company Precedents, for Use in Relation to Companies Subject to the by Francis Beaufort Palmer (1881)
"... pursuant to the Joint Stf>ck Companies Act, 1870, to summon a meeting of the holders of Л debentures of the said со. or the persons entitled thereto for ..."

6. The Provincial Justice, Or, Magistrate's Manual: Being a Complete Digest of by William Conway Keele (1835)
"These are, therefore, to require you to summon the said AM to appear before us at in the said district, on the i day of to answer unto the said information ..."

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