Definition of summon
- summon a physician
The queen summoned him back to the palace.
without explanation, the managing editor summoned me to his office
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: to order (someone) to come to a place
: to order (someone) to appear in a court of law
: to ask for (someone or something) to come : to send or call for (someone or something)
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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