summon


summon

verb

Definition of SUMMON

1
to demand or request the presence or service of <without explanation, the managing editor summoned me to his office>
Synonyms call, hail
Phrases send for
Near Antonyms dismiss, send (away), turn away; banish, boot (out), cast out, drum (out), eject, expel, kick out, oust, out, rout, run off, throw out, turf (out) [chiefly British]
2
to call into being through the use of one's inner resources or powers <managed to summon a bright smile despite the gloomy day>
Synonyms conjure (up), gather, get up
Related Words educe, elicit, evoke, raise
3
to bring together in assembly by or as if by command <summoned a special session of parliament>
Near Antonyms break up, dissolve

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