summon up

phrasal verb
summoned up; summoning up; summons up

Definition of summon up

: to bring (a memory, feeling, image, etc.) into the mind Visiting his old house summoned up memories of his childhood.

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“Summon up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/summon%20up. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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