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Definition of "summon" []

  • To call together; convene. (verb-transitive)
  • To request to appear; send for. See Synonyms at call. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To order to appear in court by the issuance of a summons. (verb-transitive)
  • To order to take a specified action; bid: summon the captain to surrender. (verb-transitive)
  • To call forth; evoke: "He summoned up a smile, though it seemed to take all his strength” ( Colin Turnbull). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "summon" in a sentence
  • "Maybe we don't have the will to go it alone, but that doesn't mean we're technically or financially incapable of doing so were we to some how once again summon up the will to do great things."
  • "The only explanation I can summon is that this is meant to appeal to the stereotypical geek who lives in his mom's basement."
  • "That is why I again summon you to declare if you still persist in your denials, and in forgetting the motives for this assembling of troops."