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summon

To summon is to formally call for the presence of someone. If, as soccer team captain, you find that your team members are an hour late for the big game, you might need to summon them — and fast.

Summon can also mean “gather up,” as one might summon one’s courage" before that big game. Summon is also occasionally used in reference to the supernatural, as when one tries to call forth a spirit or ghost. If you think the team needs additional help on the field, you might try to summon some supernatural backup.

Definitions of summon
  1. verb
    ask to come
    summon a lawyer”
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    page
    contact, as with a pager or by calling somebody's name over a P.A. system
    buzz
    call with a buzzer
    convene, convoke
    call together
    beckon
    summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture
    type of:
    call, send for
    order, request, or command to come
  2. verb
    call in an official matter, such as to attend court
    synonyms: cite, summons
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    vouch
    summon (a vouchee) into court to warrant or defend a title
    demand
    summon to court
    type of:
    call, send for
    order, request, or command to come
  3. verb
    gather or bring together
    Summon all your courage”
    synonyms: come up, muster, muster up, rally
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    type of:
    collect, garner, gather, pull together
    assemble or get together
  4. verb
    make ready for action or use
    synonyms: marshal, mobilise, mobilize
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    type of:
    collect, garner, gather, pull together
    assemble or get together
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