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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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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

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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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The first known use of summon was in the 13th century

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“Summon.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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