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summon

verb

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1 to demand or request the presence or service of
  • Without explanation, the managing editor summoned me to his office.
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send for

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2 to call into being through the use of one's inner resources or powers
  • She managed to summon a bright smile despite the gloomy day.
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3 to bring together in assembly by or as if by command
  • summoned a special session of parliament
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summon, call, cite, convoke, convene, muster mean to demand the presence of. summon implies the exercise of authority.
    • was summoned to answer charges
call may be used less formally for summon.
    • called the legislature into special session
cite implies a summoning to court usually to answer a charge.
    • cited for drunken driving
convoke implies a summons to assemble for deliberative or legislative purposes.
    • convoked a Vatican council
convene is somewhat less formal than convoke.
    • convened the students
muster suggests a calling up of a number of things that form a group in order that they may be exhibited, displayed, or utilized as a whole.
    • mustered the troops


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