Summon
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}, and cf. {Submonish}.] 1. To call, bid, or cite; to notify to come to appear; -- often with up. [1913 Webster]

Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Trumpets summon him to war. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To give notice to, or command to appear, as in court; to cite by authority; as, to summon witnesses. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mil.) To call upon to surrender, as a fort. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To call; cite; notify; convene; convoke; excite; invite; bid. See {Call}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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