American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To call together; convene.
- v. To request to appear; send for. See Synonyms at call.
- v. Law To order to appear in court by the issuance of a summons.
- v. To order to take a specified action; bid: summon the captain to surrender.
- v. To call forth; evoke: "He summoned up a smile, though it seemed to take all his strength” ( Colin Turnbull).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To call, cite, or notify by authority to appear at a place specified, to attend in person to some public duty, or to assume a certain rank or dignity; especially, to command to appear in court: as, to summon a jury; to summon witnesses.
- To call; send for; ask the presence or attendance of, literally or figuratively.
- To call on to do some specified act; warn; especially, to call upon to surrender: as, to summon a fort.
- To arouse; excite into action or exertion; raise: with up.
- Synonyms and Invite, Convoke, etc. (see call), convene, assemble.
- n. An invitation, request, or order.
- v. To call people together; to convene.
- v. To ask someone to come; to send for.
- v. law To order someone to appear in court, especially by issuing a summons.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To call, bid, or cite; to notify to come to appear; -- often with
- v. To give notice to, or command to appear, as in court; to cite by authority.
- v. (Mil.) To call upon to surrender, as a fort.
- v. call in an official matter, such as to attend court
- v. ask to come
- v. make ready for action or use
- v. gather or bring together
- From Anglo-Norman somoundre, from Old French sumundre, from Vulgar Latin *summundre, from Latin summonere, itself from sub + monere. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English somonen, from Old French somondre, from Vulgar Latin *summonere, from Latin summonēre, to remind privately, hint to : sub-, secretly; see sub- + monēre, to warn; see men-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“So you, de Marmont, had best go straight away to the Hôtel de Ville and in my name summon the préfet to appear before me.”
“But his crimes should make void his work, the shame of his child rape should tarnish his entire life and make even mention of his name summon a feeling of scorn.”
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“They’re finally turning Neuromancer into a film and all I can summon is a sort of dull horror — a feeling not unlike a television tuned to a dead channel (back before that meant serene blue).”
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