from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To call together; convene: synonym: call.
- transitive verb To request to appear; send for.
- transitive verb To order to take a specified action; bid.
- transitive verb To bring to mind or remember. Often used with up:
- transitive verb To cause one to think of (something); evoke. Often used with up:
- transitive verb To bring into existence or readiness. Often used with up:
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An invitation, request, or order.
- 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
summona 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
- To arouse; excite into action or exertion; raise: with up.
- Synonyms and Invite, Convoke, etc. (see
call), convene, assemble.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To call, bid, or cite; to notify to come to appear; -- often with
- transitive verb To give notice to, or command to appear, as in court; to cite by authority.
- transitive verb (Mil.) To call upon to surrender, as a fort.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To
callpeople together; to convene.
- verb To
asksomeone to come; to send for.
- verb law To
ordersomeone to appearin court, especially by issuing a summons.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb call in an official matter, such as to attend court
- verb ask to come
- verb make ready for action or use
- verb gather or bring together
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
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).