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  • 1 summon — summon, summons, call, cite, convoke, convene, muster mean to demand the presence of persons or, by extension, things. Summon implies the exercise of authority or of power; it usually suggests a mandate, an imperative order or bidding, or urgency …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Summon — Sum mon, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Summoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Summoning}.] [OE. somonen, OF. sumundre, semondre, F. semondre, from (assumed) LL. summon[e^]re, for L. summon[=e]re to give a hint; sub under + monere to admonish, to warn. See {Monition} …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 summon — sum·mon vt: to command by service of a summons to appear in court Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. summon I …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 summon — summon, summons Summon is a verb only, whereas summons is a noun and verb. A summons (plural summonses) is an order to appear before a judge or magistrate, and to summons someone is to issue them with a summons. Summon is the ordinary word… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 summon up — [phrasal verb] summon up (something) : to bring (a memory, feeling, image, etc.) into the mind Visiting his old house summoned up memories of his childhood. see also ↑summon 3 (above) • • • Main Entry: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6 summon — c.1200, from Anglo Fr., O.Fr. sumundre summon, from V.L. *summundre to call, cite, from L. summonere hint to, from sub under + monere warn, advise (see MONITOR (Cf. monitor) (n.)). Summons authoritative call to be at a certain place for a certa …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 summon — ► VERB 1) authoritatively call on (someone) to be present, especially to appear in a law court. 2) urgently demand (help). 3) call people to attend (a meeting). 4) cause (a quality or reaction) to emerge from within oneself: she managed to summon …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 summon — [sum′ən] vt. [ME somonen < OFr somondre < VL * submonere, for L summonere, to remind privily < sub , under, secretly + monere, to advise, warn: see MONITOR] 1. to call together; order to meet or convene 2. to order to come or appear;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 summon up — index evoke, recall (remember), recollect, remember Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 summon — UK US /ˈsʌmən/ verb [T] ► MEETINGS to officially tell someone to be in a particular place, or be present for a particular purpose: be summoned to sth »Intelligence officials were summoned to Capitol Hill today to talk about global security… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 11 summon — [v] call to a place arouse, ask, assemble, beckon, beep, bid, call, call back, call for, call forth, call in, call into action, call together, call upon, charge, cite, command, conjure, convene, convoke, direct, draft, draw on, enjoin, gather,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 summon */*/ — UK [ˈsʌmən] / US verb [transitive] Word forms summon : present tense I/you/we/they summon he/she/it summons present participle summoning past tense summoned past participle summoned 1) formal to officially order someone to come to a place,… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 summon — sum|mon [ sʌmən ] verb transitive ** 1. ) FORMAL to officially order someone to come to a place, especially a court of law: summon someone to something: He was urgently summoned to Washington for consultations. summon someone to do something: She …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 summon — [[t]sʌ̱mən[/t]] summons, summoning, summoned 1) VERB If you summon someone, you order them to come to you. [FORMAL] [V n] Howe summoned a doctor and hurried over... [be V ed prep/adv] Suddenly we were summoned to the interview room... [be V ed to …

    English dictionary

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  • 16 summon — sum|mon [ˈsʌmən] v [T] formal [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: somondre, from Latin summonere to remind secretly , from sub secretly + monere to warn ] 1.) to order someone to come to a place ▪ Robert summoned the waiter for the bill.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 summon — v. 1) (D; tr.) to summon before (to be summoned before a judge) 2) (D; tr.) to summon to (we were summoned to the director s office) 3) (H) to summon smb. to do smt. * * * [ sʌmən] (H) to summon smb. to do smt. (D; tr.) to summon before (to be… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 summon — verb (T) formal 1 to officially order someone to come to a meeting, a court of law etc: summon sb to sth: We were all summoned to a meeting with the principal. | summon sb to do sth: They ll probably be summoning you to appear in court. 2 also… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 summon — /ˈsʌmən / (say sumuhn) verb (t) 1. to call as with authority to some duty, task, or performance; call upon (to do something). 2. to call for the presence of, as by command, message, or signal; call. 3. to call or notify to appear at a specified… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 summon — transitive verb (summoned; summoning) Etymology: Middle English somnen, somonen, from Anglo French somondre, from Vulgar Latin *summonere, alteration of Latin summonēre to remind secretly, from sub secretly + monēre to warn more at sub , mind… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary